‘President’s current cabinet is an insult to Nigerians,’ Fasehun says

Fasehun also urged Buhari to create an economic team involving former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Chief Olu Falae, former Central Bank Governor, Charles Soludo, and prominent economist, Professor Pat Utomi among others.

President Muhammadu Buhari

Fasehun also urged Buhari to create an economic team involving former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Chief Olu Falae, former Central Bank Governor, Charles Soludo, and prominent economist, Professor Pat Utomi among others.

The OPC leader made the comment on Sunday, May 22, 2016, while addressing journalists in Lagos, Punch reports.

“A review of the government’s economic team shows that it is made up of persons occupying their offices by nepotism and political expediency.  Buhari’s current cabinet is an insult to Nigerian economic wizards at home and in the Diaspora,” Fasehun said.

“This weakness became apparent with the mishandling of the 2016 budget. There is an urgent need for a complete overhauling of the government’s economic team.

"The government should quickly draft into its economic management team Chief Olu Falae, Mallam Adamu Ciroma, Alhaji Aliko Dangote, Mrs. Nenadi Usman, Chief Isiaka Adeleke, Dr. Shamsudeen Usman, Prof. Pat Utomi, Dr. Chukwuma Soludo and Chief Frank Kokori," he added.

He also called on the Buhari administration to revert to the old fuel price of N86 per litre.

The government, on Wednesday, May 11, announced the removal of fuel subsidy and a subsequent increase of the price of petrol to N145 per litre.

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