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“We’re just paying for our sins” Pat Utomi on Nigeria’s Economic Situation | Watch



In a chat with during the Inauguration Conference of the Ibadan School of Government and Public Policy on February 1, Professor Pat Utomi let reporters know just how disappointed his is in President Buhari’s governance.

According to him, the President should not make careless statements about the economy or naira as that can put the country in trouble. Talking about the economic situation in Nigeria he also stated that in Nigeria we are simply paying for our sins of not doing what should have been done.

Watch below.


  1. nene+

    February 4, 2016 at 12:29 pm

    APC kettle bearers will call for your head Utomi!!!
    See no evil, say no evil against their god Buhari!
    They forgot you drafted APC manifesto and supported them, that you were critical on Jonathan.
    Not telling Buhari the truth will be their major undoing. They will soon tell prof he is wailing because they didn’t make him a minister!!!

    • Lol

      February 4, 2016 at 12:45 pm

      I didn’t even vote for buhari but you guys have to let it go. Let that man do what he was elected to do.
      I’m giving him 4 years. Because that’s how long his term is. At the end of that it can get critical

  2. Busarni

    February 4, 2016 at 12:42 pm

    Buhari will keep embarrassing Nigerians till 2019. Chanjiiiiiiii….

  3. FasholasLover

    February 4, 2016 at 2:14 pm

    Figure head President What does Buhari know about managing money not to talk of the economy of a nation?. He was not kicked out the first time for nothing.

  4. ElessarisElendil

    February 4, 2016 at 3:48 pm

    I’ll be honest any centrist that voted for Buhari I like to think has been disappointed, Oh well. one of the perks of democracy is the opportunity to make the wrong choice again.

    BTW Nene and cohorts even if the election is set tomorrow as long as its still GEJ vs Buhari, Still voting Buhari. GEJ was a disaster!!!!

    • nnenne

      February 4, 2016 at 11:34 pm

      @ElessaridElendil…. I wonder your yardstick for measurement. …the propaganda and spinning ??
      Well, I would choose neither of them. Nigeria has numerous potentials leaders. Big question is why do we choose these kind of leaders????
      Just take a look at our past leaders and look at the manpower that abound in our country.

      If I must choose between two of them, give me GEJ, any time, any day.
      You cannot compare apple with bananas.
      Don’t let the “corruption” fight fool you.

  5. Akpeno

    February 4, 2016 at 7:04 pm

    He better retract that statement and say the innocent poor and middle class are paying for the thievery of the so called former (and some present) leaders! Anuofias!

    • mohammad

      February 5, 2016 at 12:25 am

      Thank you Akpeno. I just came here to say exactly the same!

  6. 'Deola

    February 5, 2016 at 1:41 pm

    Is this what he said, that “Fortunately, I am not sure we are quite there” ? Hmmm..

    Anyway sha, Buhari was a disaster from day 1..He has been making some reckless statements that leaders hardly make in a market economy. He should have taken a cue from Iweala that knew how to dance around with economic/ policy speak that was catered to perception of the global investors and decision makers. A 21 st century politician has to be good at policy speak even when you are blatantly lying your a*se out.

    That said, and like Utomi said, we created this mess for ourselves. And emphatically say, Iweala created this trouble for the country. She should have written insisted on the values of the first world to drive policy and if she was not been heard, she ought to have resigned and not be part of government. But all we heard was we were economic growth that never translated to employment opportunities. And all the businessmen that captured state assets in earlier privatization programmes became billionaires and were regularly featured in Forbes, abi na Fortune mag.

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