Former Vice President of the World Bank for Africa and Buhari critic, Dr Obiageli Ezekwesili has described the economic policies of President Muhammadu Buhari’s government as “confusing”, expressing regret that in spite of the confusion, the government remains “adamant.”
Ezekwesili, who is also the convener of the Bring Back Our Girls and former minister spoke in the current edition of The Interviewmagazine.
“I am not a fan of the economic policies of this government so far; I feel it’s too tentative in making even the right policy decisions, and even when it tries to make the right policy decisions, it has been in the breach. It has been very confusing,” she said.
“It’s not that the government is timid; it’s about doing the wrong things and being adamant about them,” she added.
Ezekwesili cited the government’s monetary and fiscal policies as key areas of denial of “empirical evidence” and called for structural reforms and better citizen engagement.
In the interview, conducted before the BBOG’s visit to Sambisa, Ezekwesili wept over the fate of the remaining Chibok girls, saying the episode had exposed Nigerian governments in their “worst form.”
She spoke on what she would do if President Muhammadu Buhari invited her to serve; her perception of former President Goodluck Jonathan and her relationship with former President Olusegun Obasanjo.