Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo yesterday attributed the current economic recession to the activities of militants in the Niger Delta.
According to the Punch, the Vice-President said this at the maiden meeting of the Presidential Quarterly Business Forum, with members of the organised private sector and other stakeholders at the State House Conference Centre, Aso Villa, Abuja which is part of the Federal Government’s effort to engage with different segments of the Nigerian public on its economic policies and direction.
He said there was no way Nigeria would not be affected, given the fact that the nation now loses over one million barrels of crude oil on a daily basis.
“Perhaps it is important for us to understand the nature of this recession in which we have found ourselves. A lot depends on what sort of recession and how we got here.
“If we did not have vandalism in the Niger Delta as we are currently suffering, we will not have this recession today.
“Moreover, in looking at the solutions, we should try to focus on the type of problem we have and what instigated it; then we can begin to come up with better solutions.”
However, the Federal government through many of its functionaries had blamed the PDP led government and ex-President Goodluck Jonathan for the recession.
Yesterday, the CBN governor, Emiefeli blamed past managers of the economy including former CBN governors as being responsible for the recession.


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