Nigerian governors have absolved the minister of finance, Kemi Adeosun, and the minister of budget and national planning, Senator Udoma Udo Udoma of any blame regarding the declining economy. The governors on Thursday, September 22, passed a vote of confidence on both ministers, saying they were not responsible for plunging the country into recession.
The governors’ faulted the National Assembly’s call for the removal of the two ministers, whom the lawmakers accused of not knowing what to do in order to bail the nation out of the economic straits. The governors passed the vote on the ministers during the meeting of the National Economic Council, (NEC) presided over by Vice President, Prof Yemi Osinbajo, at the State House. The state governors passed their implicit confidence on the two ministers, noting that the two ministers should be commended for their sagacity in reviving the ailing economy occasioned by failing oil price, Nigeria’s major income earner, over the years.
Recall that Senators on Wednesday, September 21, demanded for the removal of the minister of budget and national planning, Senator Udoma Udo Udoma and finance minister, Kemi Adeosun over the economic recession facing the country. The Senators made the call when they kick started their debate on the state of the country’s economy during Wednesday’s plenary. The Senators called for a shakeup in President Muhammadu Buhari’s cabinet to allow competent hands serve in critical sectors of the economy in view of the current economic recession in the country. They also opposed the call by the Senate president, Bukola Saraki for the sale of the country’s national assets.