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Buhari ‘President needs experienced hands to run economy,’ Okogie says

Okogie made the call during a news conference in Lagos, which was organized as part of activities to commemorate his 80th birthday.

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Catholic Archbishop of Lagos, Anthony Cardinal Okogie has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to seek the help of experts in order to revive Nigeria’s economy.

Okogie made the call during a news conference in Lagos, which was organized as part of activities to commemorate his 80th birthday, PM News reports.

“I want to commend the president for his commitment to clean the polity. There is also the need for him to be more systematic in the fight so that even after he leaves office the structure in place would make it difficult for corruption to thrive,” he said.

“There have been complaints by members of the opposing party that the fight has been selective and only targeted at PDP. The President must respond to this proactively by allowing the Economic and Crimes Commission (EFCC) to work independently, based on the facts and figures at their disposal.

“It does not matter the party the accused belongs to. Anyone found wanting should be made to face the music. That is the only way the President can prove that he belongs to all and to no one.

“No one knows it all; I feel that the present administration needs more technocrats to help in the task of rebuilding Nigeria.The economy in particular needs the inputs of tested experts.

“There is no shame in seeking for help in order to formulate policies that would attract the much needed inflow of foreign investors that would shore up our economic fortunes.

“The President should borrow a leaf from the past administrations, who injected experienced hands that made all the difference and turned us into the investment port of choice in Africa,” he added.

Okogie also urged all Nigerians to participate in the task of building a vibrant nation.

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