"Okonjo iweala must have a rethink," Doyin Okupe writes on recession .


Continue from picture: "This situation calls for an end to extreme partisanship in the face of a major threatening national emergency. We need to, and we must put all hands on deck. May be President Buhari's famous quote"


We have no other country that we can call our own" is more apt now than "the change begins with me " mantra, which may not be as bad as it is being presented, except that the cliche was coming almost 18months late. It would have been better received if it was part of the inaugural speech of the president.
Dr, mrs, Okonjo iweala must have a rethink. This is not about Buhari or Apc, it is about the survival of over 20% of black population in the world. It is about the continued existence of the most populous nation in Africa. It is about Nigeria, the only nation where black history and heritage can be redefined.

We must bring in all our aces, Kalu Ndika Kalu, Soludo, Rewani, Tunde Lemo, Utomi, shanmsudeen, our revered Emir of Kano and a host of others. 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. Does the President need emergency powers to deal with this situation? I answer YES in the affirmative even though I have reservations.
But truth is sacrosanct. Monies must be spent that cannot wait for the normal process of legislative approvals. Actions must be taking by the President and his executives that cannot wait for the usual debates in our hallowed legislative chambers. .
But alas, there are fears, genuine fears of abuse of such powers, especially against political opponents. Perhaps this is what we need to debate and work on and ensure that all such possibilities are eliminated with legislative craftiness and deftness that cannot be wanting amongst the robust body of our legislators . But if the president must lead this struggle against Recession such legal framework will assist him greatly." #elcutiee #news

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