Anambra State Governor, Charles Soludo has pleaded with Nigerian to tolerate with the current administration led by President Bola Tinubu as he inherited a dead economy from its predecessor.
It could be recalls that the President Bola Ahmed Tinubu government had also cried out that it inherited an almost bankrupt economy from the immediate past Muhammadu Buhari administration.
Soludo, who spoke during an interview on Channels TV’s Politics Today, called on Nigerians to be patient with the current government.
“This President inherited a dead economy. From a macroeconomic point of view, this government inherited a dead horse that was still standing and people didn’t know it was dead.
“Because you can’t pour water on a rock and not expect the rock not to be wet, there are humongous challenges and I think it is important that Nigerians understand this and it is not a tea party”, Soludo said on Thursday, while commenting on policies of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).
Soludo, who explained his role in putting curbs on monetary structures when he headed the apex bank between 2004 and 2009, also accused the CBN of illegally printing money,
“We must realise where we are coming from. We sat here in this country and saw the monetary authorities literally printing money, illegally I must say, because I superintended the development of drafting of the 2007 Bank Act.
“And to prevent us from where we are today, that is why we had an explicit clause there that prevents the Central Bank from lending recklessly to the Federal Government. That you can not grant to the Federal Government more than 5 per cent of the previous year’s actual revenue.
“We all sat here and saw how the CBN brazenly, illegally violated that law year after year and kept on printing money.
“When you continue to credit the account of the government, one trillion people shouted, two trillion,10 trillion, 15 trillion and 20 trillion and we kept going”, he