The back and forth between former president Goodluck Jonathan and the presidency is heating up.

Few hours after an aide to President Muhammadu Buhari, Garba Shehu, accused the former president of engaging in the most “monumental and tragic economic mismanagement recorded in our national history, Jonathan says he is ready, willing and able to lecture President Muhammad Buhari’s administration on how to achieve economic growth, but only if they are willing to learn. 

Jonathan in a social media communication titled, “Garba Shehu: The Time For Propaganda is Over. It Is Time For Proper Agenda!” and signed by his former Social Media aide, Reno Omokri, suggested that it was due to unavailability of ideas that President Buhari had sunk Nigeria into economic lows not seen since 25 years ago. 

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According to many economists, the last time Nigeria had an economy this bad was when President Buhari was the military head of state.

The statement reads, “The Presidency’s statement issued by Garba Shehu, Senior Special Assistant on media to President Muhammadu Buhari has only exposed why Nigeria is in an economic recession and is floundering in all spheres.

"It is quite sad that Mallam Garba Shehu does not know that oil constitutes only 15% of Nigeria’s GDP and thus a fall in the price of oil should not lead to a collapse of the Nigerian economy as has been experienced under President Buhari.

"If Garba and his boss are willing to learn, the Jonathan Foundation and the Peoples Democratic Party can arrange a course for them to be tutored on the subject-how to grow your economy to be the largest in Africa. We make bold that we are experienced in that area."

Over to you, presidency.

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