The Labour Party, LP, has said President Muhammadu Buhari was probably speaking of his health when he said Nigeria’s economy was improving.
The LP said it was wrong to say the economy was doing better now.
The President, while receiving briefing from his economic team on Monday said the economy was now doing better.
But the party said the President was probably assessing his health, which was improving.
Speaking through its National Chairman, Alhaji Abdulkadir Salam, the party told Punch that the state of the economy was bad and that the President did not get it right.
He said, “The President was probably speaking about his own health, which he thinks has improved, and not the Nigerian economy.
“The President is not in a position to say that the economy has improved. When last did he go out of the Villa and when last did he interact with the common man?
“I’m sure he was not talking about the economy where the cost of living has skyrocketed, unemployment has reached unbearable level while inflation is also beyond what we can bear.
“So, help us tell him that he is wrong. He is not sure of the economy. He was speaking about his health and n 0 t the economy we are all seeing now.”