Finance Minister Adeosun Exposes Buhari Says Tinubu Has Been Fixing President’s Mistake On Nigerian Economy

Finance Minister Adeosun Exposes Buhari Says Tinubu Has Been Correcting President's Mistake On Nigerian Economy

The Finance Minister, Kemi Adeosun, has said that President Muhamamdu Buhari, is openly using the National Leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, Bola Tinubu’s recovery template to revamp the ailing Nigerian economy.

The Minister of Finance, made this disclosure on Tuesday, during the Ninth Annual Bola Tinubu Colloquium, to mark his 65th birthday, in Lagos.

She stated that Tinubu on his own designed the template, when he was the Governor of Lagos State.

Recall, that Tinubu was the Governor of Lagos State between 1999 to 2007.

At the event titled: “Make it in Nigeria – Use what we make, make what we use”, Adeosun further revealed that States were adopting the Tinubu economic model.

“We are following that template which you laid down. Oil has proved to us that it is a very unreliable source of revenue. As a matter of fact, it is a lazy way of economic revenue.

“The situation we found ourselves today, demands that we should have multiple sources of revenue. We need to create jobs for our people, by diversifying the economy, but unfortunately, what we had before now was an unproductive economy which solely depended on oil.”

“We will change Nigeria by consuming what we make, and make what we use. Using what we make and consuming what we make, is the best way towards economic recovery.

“The tax mobilisation we copied from Tinubu, is what we are using. And we thank you for leading the way in tax collection. As a matter of fact, when you embarked on aggressive tax collection, which eventually led to increased Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) in Lagos, many people complained. But the truth is that we all can see the massive infrastructural development achieved from your aggressive tax collection.”

Adeosun vowed that very soon, she would employ an aggressive tax system towards wealthy Nigerians, similar to that of Tinubu.

Among the guests that graced the event included: State Governors, Atiku Bagudu (Kebbi ); Simon Lalong (Plateau); Rotimi Akeredolu (Ondo); Nasir El-Rufai (Kaduna); Abiola Ajimobi (Oyo); Aminu Bello Massari (Katsina); and Abdulahi Ganduje (Kano).

Others were: former Vice President, Namadi Sambo; erstwhile Governors Olusegun Osoba and Otunba Gbenga Daniel of Ogun; Niyi Adebayo (Ekiti); and Godswill Akpabio (Akwa Ibom).

Also present were the Oba of Lagos, Rilwanu Akiolu; Senator Gbenga Ashafa; Alhaji Lateef Jakande; Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar; Senator Femi Ojudu; among others.

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