The National Chairman of APC, John Odigie Oyegun, has said that Nigeria is not ‘changing for the worse’. He disclosed during an interview on City 105.1 FM, where he shared insights into the current political and economic state of the country.
According to Oyegun, “to the Lay man on the street, it would seem as if the country is changing for the worse, but this in fact is not the case”.
He stated that while he was not trying to play the blame game, the present administration cannot but refer to the circumstances that have led the nation to where it is today.
“The past 16 years under the last administration used an ‘ATM’ system; no savings, no backup funds or excess crude accounts”, he revealed, insisting that this has led the country into distress, a situation that the present administration is now trying to fix.
Apart from the previous administration’s failure to save, John Oyegun also noted that the global fall in oil prices also had a huge impact on the Nation’s economy, which has led to the pains which has being experienced by the common man. He likened the current pain of Nigerians to a man who is employed and being paid a much lesser salary than he was used to because of some crises in his place of work, and who now has to sit back and rework how he spends his new income in other to cater for himself and his family.
He assured Nigerians that their pains will not last for long as the economy is beginning to respond, albeit slowly and gradually.
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