Economic Hardship: Borrow A Leaf From Zimbabwe, Obasanjo Advises Nigerian Govt
Olusegun Obasanjo

Economic Hardship: Borrow A Leaf From Zimbabwe, Obasanjo Advises Nigerian Govt

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Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has advised the Nigerian government to take a cue from Zimbabwe in tackling the current economic challenges marked by high inflation rate.

Obasanjo gave the admonition while speaking during a Youth leadership symposium held at the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library in Abeokuta, Ogun State, as part of activities to mark his 87th birthday.

He insisted that the manner in which Zimbabwe successfully tackled its hyperinflation in recent times, calls for Nigeria to approach the government of the southern African country for guidance on how to bring down its inflation which is currently put at 29.9 per cent.


Obasanjo urged Nigerians to continue to demonstrate courage in the face of the current circumstances, emphasizing that the strong must persevere through difficult times.

He added that the economic hardship will not be permanent, hence the need to be patient and courageous.

“Committing suicide is not the end of any problem, confront it and take it to God because he could do anything.

“Zimbabwe had this problem recently. Shouldn’t we ask them how they did it even if our approach will be different?

“Even if whatever we shall be doing will be different, we can ask questions to navigate our way out,” Obasanjo stated.

Victor Ezeja is a passionate journalist with six years of experience writing on economy, politics and energy. He holds a Masters degree in Mass Communication.

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