President Muhammadu Buhari has blamed past leaders for the current economic state of Nigeria saying they lacked foresight and uprightness.
The President made this known to the public at the 20th memorial service of Iyalode of Egbaland, late (Mrs) Esther Bisoye Tejuoso, where he was represented by Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Babachir Lawal.
In the speech read by Lawal but credited to the President, Buhari stressed that the economy would have been better if the past leaders had demonstrated managerial skills and uprightness.
He said: “If our leaders had demonstrated the foresight, uprightness and managerial skills of Chief Bisoye Tejuoso our economy would have been better. Our past leaders refused to save and diversify the economy. Chief Bisoye Tejuoso’s success story in business can serve as a roadmap on how we can come out of recession.”
She rewarded excellence and merit. She was a true heroine and a woman of courage. Her life should propel us to dedicate our lives more to the unity, progress and security of our country,” the President said.
Also present at the ceremony was the Vice-President, Yemi Osinbajo.