Former President Goodluck Jonathan has accused President Buhari of de-marketing Nigeria before the international community thereby chasing investors away.
Rather than take Nigeria to a higher level, Buhari’s government engaged in media trials which has led to Nigeria’s slip in the Transparency International Corruption Perception Index worsening corruption he disclosed in his recently launched book, ‘My Transition Hours’.
The sundry accusations by the new administration will appear to have baited the media. Media trials are entertaining but have little or no effect in fighting corruption and improving the economy.
“Since I left office, rather than improve on our TI corruption perception record, the situation has worsened with the nation going 12 places backward, becoming number 148 according to the latest CPI ranking for 2014, from 136 in 2014 when I was President.
“It was bad enough that Boko Haram insurgency continued killing people and ruining businesses but what is worse is when politicians downgrade the economy by de-marketing the country internationally.” he said.
He also noted that the incumbent government did not realise that investors are sensitive to government’s utterances.
You should never try to slander your political opponent by destroying your country’s economy. Capital flight intensified and companies started laying off staff. In all this, I hope a lesson will be learned. If you embark on digging a h*** for your enemy, you better make it shallow because you might end up in the h*** yourself.
“How do you attract investors you already repelled through your utterances? Investors are an ultrasensitive lot. Money runs away from unstable societies.” he concluded.