Former Vice-President, Atiku Abubakar has warned that although Nigeria may be out of its worst recession in 29 years, the country is far from safe.
Atiku declared this Tuesday morning via twitter, highlighting the “economic weakness at the bottom of the pyramid”.
He said Nigeria can think of itself clear of recession when every Nigerian can eat three square meals a day.
“As a Nigerian, investor and employer of labour, the news of Nigeria’s official emergence from the recession is most welcome.
“The news is surely a boost for Nigeria – it tells investors, local and foreign, that our economy is worth investing in.
“While we rejoice, it’s also important to recognize that economic weakness at the bottom of the pyramid remains. Inflation is still high.
“We must continue working hard to expand economic opportunity for all Nigerians.
“When all Nigerians can eat 3 square meals, that’s when the real recession ends. We have work to do” He said.
Atiku has become more vocal in his commentary on national issues recently.
He has continued his calls for restructuring Nigeria and recently donated five million Naira to flood victims in Benue state.
Atiku’s home state is one of those the United Nations fears will lose 5.1 million people this year to hunger and malnutrition.