The Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF) led by Plateau State Governor, Jonah Jang has criticized erstwhile governor of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Charles Soludo over his recent article in which he lampooned the state of Nigeria’s economy since he left office.
The Governors, speaking through a press statement signed by its Secretary and Administrator, Earl Osaro Oniawu and dated Wednesday, January 28, 2015 said that all Soludo wanted was validation as he had become irrelevant in the political scheme of things.
The Governors also pondered what the former Anambra State gubernatorial aspirant planned to achieve from the article “As the half truths and falsehood contained in it (article) could not be a sincere attempt to contribute to the national discuss, but rather a failed attempt at self aggrandizement.”
Parts of the statement read: ‘’The NGF under the leadership of Governor Jonah Jang of Plateau state has described as illusionary and attention seeking, the description of the economy by former CBN governor, Dr. Charles Soludo in a recent article he published.
“Dr. Soludo’s analysis flies in the face of all the conclusions and projections of renowned international economic bodies that the Nigerian economy was not only the largest in Africa, but was bound to continue its growth.
“The governors marvelled at why a former CBN governor will be against a state governor saving money for the rainy day as even the present shortfall in allocations vindicates such policies.”