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It Is No Longer Business As Usual, Do Something Before Nigeria Dies – Pat Utomi To Tinubu, NASS




'Nigeria Is Not A Working Democracy, We Don't Have A Political Party In Nigeria Today' - Pat Utomi

Renowned professor of political economy, Pat Utomi has called on the political class to change its approach in maneuvering the economy or the country would die.

Utomi lamented that Nigeria is facing unprecedented inflation amid a decline in the naira to the dollar.

Speaking in an interview on Arise TV on Monday, the elder statesman asserted that the situation is no longer business as usual and the national assembly must take proactive measures to save the nation from further decline.

His words: “If people don’t see our national values and commitments, rather than stealing our own, none of these will work. The political class has to get together and realise that their country is about to die.

“If Tinubu doesn’t recognize this, Nigeria will die. He doesn’t need a soothsayer. This is not business as usual.”

Speaking further, he insisted that the country must cut costs, as no one will ever take Nigeria seriously with our ‘behavior’.

He said, “We must seriously cut costs across the board and remove the cost of the National Assembly.

“Then we must produce for export. We know many people are not producing anything because they abandoned the farms and are in the IDP. Even for those who make an effort to export, the customs people make it difficult for them to do so.

“If we are serious, this is a time to ensure that people produce and that they can get it to the airport on time for export.”