Gov Ortom accuses Buhari-led govt of politicising economy, security

The Governor of Benue State, Samuel Ortom, has accused the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration of ‘politicising’ Nigeria’s economy and security, with the attendant worsening economic downturn in the country.

Ortom, who raised the alarm yesterday during a Praise and Thanksgiving Service to commemorate the 46th Anniversary of Benue in Makurdi, said the situation has “given rise to the fast declining purchasing power of Nigerians occasioned by the dwindling value of Naira.”

He lamented that “Nigerians are facing a dire economic situation and biting inflation due to the failure of the All Progressives Congress-led Federal Government politicising the economic situation in the country and failure to provide purposeful leadership in the country”.

The governor said he regretted that the situation was made worse by the politicisation of every issue in the country.

He noted that the federal government at the centre has failed to provide the purposeful leadership that will help turn around the economy and provide security.

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