PASTOR Mustard Idoko of Potters Gospel Mission has urged President Mohammaud Buhari to consult economic experts on the best way to handle the current economic crisis in the nation before the situation gets out of control. The clergy who gave the advice an interview with Newsmen yesterday in Abuja, noted that consulting the experts would help in enunciating proper solution to the crisis and reduce the hardship were currently facing in the country. Idoko said, “Nigeria is blessed with a lot of intellectual individuals who have the technical knowhow on the best way to tackle the economic crisis that is bedeviling the nation, therefore, I want used this opportunity to advise the federal government on the need to seek advice from experts on the ways to tackle the present economic crisis”. He added that, “many Nigerians are dying of hunger and starvation and even companies that should be creating jobs are leaving the country due to the instability in the economy, the president should do the needful to alleviate the sufferings of the masses”. He pointed out that the economic crunch had made it difficult for most states of the federation to pay salaries of workers which have left untold hardship on the citizens. The clergy also urged the federal government to adequately fund the Textile and Garment industry
to enable it to contribute to the growth and development of the national economy. He said this would boost the industry towards diversifying the economy away from the non- oil sector as well as addressing the high rate of unemployment in the country. According to him, “adequate funding of the industry would help revive the sector to create more wealth for the nation and generate employment for the teeming youths. He said the fortunes of the textile industry in Kaduna have declined significantly, due to negligence by past administrations. He said that if the military and the paramilitary in the country could contract one textile industry to produce their uniforms, the industry will come back to life and it will create jobs for youths. The clergy said, “If the challenge is funding, let them use tax payer’s money to revive ailing industries so that Nigerians will have jobs to be able to put food on the table”.

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