Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chieftain in Lagos State, Mrs Gloria Adebajo-Fraser has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to appoint a chief economic adviser in order to properly tackle the current economic challenges facing the country.
Adebajo-Fraser made the call via a statement released on Wednesday, June 1, 2016, according to Punch.
The statement reads in part:
“My advice, therefore, is for the President to appoint a game-changing Chief Economic Adviser. With due respect to the President’s economic team, we need to utilise innovative solutions with a home-grown economic blueprint which would guarantee short-term results while they are applying theoretical principles which would guarantee the deliverables in the medium and long terms.”
“Also, this administration has not appreciated the role of irrigation in its agricultural programmes. There is no meaningful programme on food security that can be achieved without the correct type of irrigation.”
Catholic Archbishop of Lagos, Anthony Cardinal Okogie has also urged Buhari to seek the help of experts in order to revive Nigeria’s economy.