No Proper Economic Thinkers In Nigeria’s Govts, Says Ofeimun
NOTABLE poet, polemicist and economic thinker Mr. Odia Ofeimun has asserted that lack of proper economic thinkers in Nigeria’s governments have been responsible for the country’s woes. He accused those managing the country’s economy of myopia, as they fail to take the future into account and adequately plan for it.
Ofeimun was speaking two days ago in Lagos at the presentation of a provocative book Economists As Assassins: The Nigerian Connection written by Dr. Jimanze Ego-Alowes, a political thinker who has written two other books – Minorities As Competitive Overlords and Corruption in Africa: Resolution through New Diagnosis.
Economists, Ofeimun argued, had done so much harm to the Nigerian economy it would not be out of place to cock guns when any of them is in sight. He advised that everyone should learn the rudiments of economics so as to avoid being hoodwinked by professional economists. He also stated that the government of President Muhammadu Buhari was already falling into the same error of cluelessness it accused President Goodluck Jonathan in its romance with western governments that are battling to stabilize their economies and which will not hesitate to use Nigeria as buffer.