The President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari deviated from the asked he was asked when he had an exclusive interview with Channels Television as he spoke about several burning issues in the country, including security, economy, politics, among others.
During the interview, conducted by Channels’ Seun Okinbaloye and Maupe Ogun-Yusuf, one of them (Seun) asked him what must have caused the high debt stock, inflation rate, unemployment rate and exchange rate under his watch.
Answering the question, Mr President said people should be allowed to go back to farm.
The transcript of the video:
Channels Seun: When you took over in 2015, our debt stock at the time was about 12 trillion, now it’s about 32 trillion. Inflation rate was about 9%, it’s now sitting at about 15%, unemployment rate was about 9.2%, it’s now at about 32.2%, exchange was about 197 to a dollar, now it’s way over 400 naira to a dollar.
Now people would look back and say before you took over some of these indicators are fair, and now the figures are not friendly at all.
Buhari : Well, I am not sure how correct your calculations are, but all I know is that we have to allow people have access to the farm. We just have to go back to the land.
This has given many nigerians concern. Some of them questioning the connection between the question and the answer the President gave.