The All Progressives Congress (APC), on Monday, urged Nigerians to be patient with President Muhammadu Buhari, saying his strong political will would revive the nation’s economy.
This was contained in a statement released to newsmen in Abuja, by the national secretary of the party, Alhaji Mai Mala Buni.
According to the statement, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) should stop making insensitive comments about the economy, as the government was conscious of the hardship its citizens were faced with.
Buni said: “In reacting to the orchestrated and insensitive comments by the PDP on the economy, the APC urges the Muhammadu Buhari-led administration to remain focused in its bid to restore economic growth in the country.
“In spite of PDP’s orchestrated and feeble attempts to blackmail the current administration and twist facts, the reality remains that the prevailing socio-economic hardship faced by Nigerians is a direct consequence of the mismanagement of the economy.
“It also includes the unprecedented looting of the country’s commonwealth perpetrated under PDP’s watch.
“The PDP’s attempt to turn truth on its head is fraudulent, insensitive and an insult to Nigerians.
“For the umpteenth time, the PDP must own up to its transgression and apologise to Nigerians.
“Going forward, the urgent task before the Buhari-led APC administration is to restore the country’s battered economy back to health.
“All legitimate and innovative means are being employed to achieve this in the quickest possible time.
“The APC assures Nigerians of the strong political will and commitment of the Buhari-led administration to revive the economy and tackle the nation’s current challenges through suitable and well-thought economic policies, fiscal discipline and socio-political reforms.’’
He said that among other strategic economic agenda planned by the government, diversification of the country’s economy was a priority.
“To this end, Buhari is aggressively formulating and implementing policies aimed at diversifying Nigeria’s economy from oil to other sectors such as agriculture, mining and manufacturing.
“The APC assures Nigerians that the administration will pull the country out of the present hardships.
“With the support, cooperation, patience and prayers of Nigerians, the country will reach its deserved potential under our leadership,’’ Buni added.