Doyin Okupe, Former Senior Special assistant to President Jonathan, calls for an end to extreme partisanship as the economy is in recession.
He said this in a Facebook post he titled “National Economic Emergency”.
He points out that the economic situation requires that our best minds come together to forge a solution regardless of party affiliations. Mentioning the likes of Kalu Ndika Kalu, Soludo, Rewani, Tunde Lemo, Utomi, shanmsudeen,Okonjo Iweala and the Emir of Kano.
“Recession is a word, I agree, but a very challenging word describing a critical problem. But it is a challenge. Nations have gone in and out of recessions before now, we can jointly, working together, find answer to this thorny all-encompassing national malaise.”
Okupe adds that he agrees the President needs emergency powers in handing the economic affairs. And says there are fears of the abuse of such powers, but this can be checked by putting deft legislation in place.