14 September 2016
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has called on the APC-led Federal Government to return the country’s economy to the booming state in which it met it.
This is contained in a statement signed by the PDP National Publicity Secretary, Dayo Adeyeye in Abuja on Wednesday
Adeyeye called on President Muhammadu Buhari and his team to return Nigeria to its state of booming economy before they assumed office in May, 2015.
He decried a situation where about three Airlines – local and international, some banks, have suspended operations and sent their staff on indefinite leave due to poor state of Nigeria’s economy.
He recalled that the PDP-led government invested heavily in most airports in the country.
“These resulted to obvious ‘facelift’ and improved operations through remodelling, construction of new airports, refurbishing and equipping of the local and international airports to meet global best practices in the Aviation Industry,’’ he said.
Adeyeye said that the APC’s administration had frittered away all the good policies and programmes which the PDP put in place.
The act, according to Adeyeye, is affecting the aviation sector, among others.
“What Nigerians want from this administration are results, simple! And not resorting to throwing tantrums on the PDP at every given opportunity.
“Our call for the president to return the country to how he met it in 2015 is justified on the following grounds: a bag of rice was N7,000 and now it is above N20,000.
“A mudu of beans was N150 and now is N500; one U.S dollar was trading for N197 but now over N400; a liter of fuel was N87 but now N145; cost of transportation and other services have skyrocketed,” he added.
Adeyeye also advised the APC-led Federal Government to allow “more experienced team to take over’, adding that there was no better time than now to make the call.
The PDP, according to him, also called on its members, teeming supporters and other well-meaning Nigerians to keep praying for God’s intervention for the recovery of Nigeria’s “ailing economy”.