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The ex-president destroyed Nigeria’s economy – Shehu Sani blames Buhari for hardship

Former Nigerian Senator, Shehu Sani, has said former President Muhammadu Buhari destroyed the economy and the people are paying for his mistakes.

Sani, who represented Kaduna Central in the Senate, stated this on Wednesday, 28th February when he appeared as a guest on Channels TV’s Politics Today.

According to the political analyst, some of the economic policies being implemented by the President Bola Tinubu-led administration which triggered the economic hardship, should have been implemented by Buhari.

He said Buhari’s failure to implement those policies is what allowed the economy to deteriorate and lead to the current hardship.

Sani said; “We must be very factual and realistic with ourselves; the problem we find ourselves today, originated, was engineered, fabricated and sustained by the Buhari administration. The Buhari administration, institutionally, fundamentally destroyed the Nigerian economy”.

The former lawmaker absolved Tinubu of any blame for the current situation, explaining that all he has done so far, is do the things he vowed to execute during the campaign.

He further stated that Tinubu did not deceive Nigerians as his promises about subsidy and other economic issues are why people voted for him.

Sani added; “When Tinubu took over, he knew there is not going to be subsidy and to be realistic, he was very frank during his campaign. I am going to remove subsidy and whatever protest that will come out of it I will not back down’ and then people went ahead and voted for him, so he has not deceived Nigerians.

“Now he is in power, we are paying the price for the mistake of the past, for the failure of the past and for what we have refused to do in the past, so this is the reality.”