Nigerians’ extravagant lifestyle responsible for recession – Minister | Nigeria News Today. Your online Nigerian Newspaper

The Minister of State for Education and erstwhile Vice-Chancellor of Imo State University Owerri, Prof. Anthony Anwukah, has blamed Nigerians for their “inability to swiftly adjust to the present economic recession” in the country due to their “over-bloated lifestyle.”

He expressed regrets that most of the products that are consumed in the country are imported.
Anwukah, who spoke during the Special Senate Session organised by IMSU in honour of four senators of the university was, however, optimistic that the nation would come out of the economic hardship stronger.

He noted that the lifestyle and inability of Nigerians to readjust to the present economic situation is responsible for why the recession is severely felt.

He said, “Though there is hunger, starvation, penury and pain in the land following the economic crash, I know that after this timeout, it will be better for all  Nigerians”.

Earlier in her remarks,  the IMSU Acting Vice Chancellor, Prof. Adaobi Obasi, said the essence of the grand reception was to honour the alumni of the university who have been elevated and given higher and sensitive portfolios.

Obasi said, “We appreciate you to have come from IMSU. You are really good ambassadors of the university.

Honoured were: Anwukah, who was appointed by President Muhammadu Buhari as the Education Minister for State; Prof. Chinedu Nwajuba, the Vice Chancellor Federal University, Ebonyi State; Prof. Chima Iwuchukwu, the Vice Chancellor, Tansian University, Umunya, Anambra State; and Prof. Charles Okoroafor, the Vice Chancellor, Gregory University Uturu, Abia State.

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  1. This is an example of the educated illiterates that abound in this country. Local rice that I like is now competing in price with the imported rice. Garri, formerly the staple of the common man, is now outrageously expensive and yet this man is talking about extravagant lifestyle. Is he being serious? What type of car does he own? Let's talk about his extravagant lifestyle. Does he go to tourist destinations within the country on holiday rather than travelling out? I'm so ticked off I don't even know what I'm typing anymor . Mtsheeeew. Better continue "chopping ya money" or is it "our money" and stop making careless pronouncements

  2. Dear Sir, is it our lifestyle that has created no roads in the SE or no electricity? Is it the lifestyle that has increased fuel price or made pronouncements that have common entrance cut off marks diffrent for diffrent parts of the country, that has made a crime to conduct a peaceful demonstration for chibok girls! Sir please be reasonable when making blanket statements such as these!


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