Tag: Pat Utomi

Nigeria is more corrupt today than it was in the past – Pat Utomi

Former presidential candidate Prof Patrick Utomi has said that United States President-elect, Joe Biden will avoid working with President Muhammadu Buhari because of the increased corruption in the country. Speaking in an interview with Punch on Monday, Utomi said the Biden and then US president Barack Obama supported the candidacy[Read More…]

June 12: Anarchy or young Nigerians will “run these characters out of government” – Prof Pat Utomi

A Nigerian professor of political economy and management, Prof. Pat Utomi has called on young Nigerians to run the current crop of leaders out of power. Utomi made this remark as one of the lead discussants on a webinar held in commemoration of the 2020 June 12 Democracy day, on[Read More…]

Pat Utomi Blames Buhari for the Economic Hardship in the Country

Pat Utomi, a professor and economic expert, has blamed the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari for the economic hardship in the country. Speaking at a programme in Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Anambra state, Utomi said those attributing the recession to fall in oil price are “bad managers”. He said budget[Read More…]

Prof Pat Utomi Says Nigeria Today “Under Buhari-Leadership” More Divided

Political economist, politician, governance and public policy analyst, Prof. Pat Utomi, who played huge role in enthroning the current administration, is clearly unhappy with the direction the country is head­ing. He Speaks to JOHN SILAS of Authority Newspaper, declaring that the country is not being led properly and stressing that Ni­geria is[Read More…]

Pat Utomi: The Current Economic Crisis And Nigeria’s Knowing-Doing Gap

When anxieties with the state of the economy rose, as Oil prices went South in 2015, I was struck by how we went from worry to panic and how many actions failed to recognize similar experience from our recent history and more than enough knowledge on what happened before and[Read More…]

Pat Utomi Says Buhari Knows Nothing About The Economy, “He Should Shut Up”

Professor Pat Utomi has criticized President Muhammadu Buhari for the statement he made in Kenya saying that he would not devalue the Naira. Prof. Utomi stated categorically that President Buhari had no knowledge of the economy and should allow those who do speak on the matter. “The economic situation is a[Read More…]

Pat Utomi: Creativity And The Power To Teach, Orient And Inspire

As a high school student in Ibadan during the civil war years, travelling Theatre, from those led by Hubert Ogunde and Moses Olaiya came calling on campus. They made us laugh and they made us learn. Then the night died, a sector of the economy went into relapse as culture[Read More…]

A Nigerian Economist, Pat Utomi Considers The 2016 Budget Process A Joke

A Nigerian economist has stated his opinions about the 2016 national budget presented to the National Assembly on Tuesday. “Putting it in a very awkward position, I consider the budget process a joke,” he said. Professor Pat Utomi was on Channels Television’s Sunrise Daily on Tuesday morning, few hours before[Read More…]

Pat Utomi: They Have Hijacked Our Change, Again

It may sound naïve, especially for a person who is obviously a partisan, but my concern and alarm have little to do with who won or lost in the National Assembly leadership elections palaver. Easy as this can be lost on the gladiators, we could be collectively sabotaging the poor[Read More…]