Nigeria’s former President, Goodluck Jonathan must not be blamed alone for the nation’s economic downturn, says Oba of Lagos, Oba Rilwan Akiolu.
In recent time, the All Progressives Congress, APC, has blamed Jonathan for the nation’s economic quargmire, but Akiolu said all should take the blame.
The monarch, who received members of the Nigeria Union of Journalists, NUJ, Lagos State Chapel today said every Nigerian must be ready to share in the blame for the economic downturn.
“Everyone is accusing Jonathan for the economic woes but we need to understand that our actions in the past contributed to the current challenges we are encountering at the moment,” he said.
The oba said he was optimistic that things would improve geometrically in 2017 under President Muhammadu Buhari, adding that Buhari had good intention for this country and that he was working towards achieving a country that would benefit all.
Akiolu explained that this necessitated the reason the President had continued traveling to launder the image of the country and woo more investors to Nigeria.
“I know that we will get to the promise land very soon. All everyone needs to do is pray for the country, contribute our quota to the country’s development and be patience with the present administration,” he said.
However, Akiolu appealed to Nigerian journalist to put more efforts towards investigative reporting, saying that the media was important to the country’s development, as the press is a veritable tool for nation building.
Chairman, NUJ, Lagos Chapel, Deji Elumoye said the visit was to invite the monarch for the forthcoming national Executive Council meeting of the union.