Shehu Sani tackles Buhari over accusation against World Bank


Shehu Sani, a former Senator has lashed out at President Muhammadu Buhari over the latter’s accusation against assessment of some foreign bodies.

Mr Buhari while playing host to his Economic Advisory Council (ECA) accused World Bank, International Monetary Fund and other international groups of publishing inaccurate statistics about the country.

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One of the damning statistics is that of World Bank Poverty Clock which opined that the acclaimed giant of Africa is the headquarters of poverty in the world.

The submission did not go down well with the administration of President Buhari which rejected and continues to kick against statistics of both foreign and local bodies.

The government which prides itself as seriously fighting corruption also kicked against the report of Transparency International which said the country is now more corrupt under Buhari than it was during previous administrations.

It has also rejected the submission of Amnesty International that the All Progressive Congress led administration has severally trampled and violated human rights in the country.

“Today, most of the statistics quoted about Nigeria are developed abroad by the World Bank, IMF and other foreign bodies. Some of these statistics are wild estimates that bear little relation to the facts on the ground,” the president said on Wednesday.

Reacting to the remarks of the president, the former lawmaker wondered why the Nigerian leader is criticising the World Bank which he has been consistently borrowing from but continues to reject the verdict of the financial institution.

“You want World Bank money,You don’t want World Bank assessment,” Mr Sani said in a tweet on Thursday.

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