Soludo Bad leadership caused Nigeria's economic crisis,' Ex-CBN gov says

Soludo said the government was borrowing for recurrent expenditure for consumption at a time of oil pricing over 100.

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Former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Charles Soludo play

Former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Charles Soludo

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A former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Professor Charles Soludo says lack of leadership ideas plunged Nigeria into recession.

He stated this in a lecture at the Nnamdi Azikiwe University in Anambra State.

He said, "At a time of oil pricing over 100, we were actually borrowing for recurrent expenditure for consumption.

"The total recurrent expenditure exceeded the total revenue meaning that from 2010 to 2014, that was the foundation and since 2015 we have carried on the same way. We borrow for consumption.

"Every penny spent on capital has been borrowed."

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Soludo, however, suggested that the Federal Government must adopt nominal price adjustment during a fall in commodity prices.