Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, says the naira in its best possible health against the dollar.
Responding to a question on the naira-dollar rate in 2015 and in 2021, Shehu said, “I think the economists are more petent to talk about this but the naira is in the best possible health that it can be given the circumstance we are in.”
When asked to respond to criticisms that the Buhari government lacks the capacity to manage the economy, the president ask me this question, I will tell you that whoever questions the capacity of the government to manage the economy probably also need to have themselves re-examined because look at all of the things that have happened with COVID over the last year or more.
“Can you see that in the entire Africa continent, this is the only country that is recording positive growth in its economy? Everybody is going under but our people are working day and night to ensure we don’t go under, we don’t go down as other countries.”