Wednesday, 13 June 2012

konjo-Iweala warns Nigerians to prepare for economic recession

Coordinating Minister for the economy and Minister of Finance, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala
The Minister of Finance, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, on Wednesday alerted members of the Federal Executive Council to a possible economic recession based on happenings in the global economy.
She, therefore, warned them to shun profligacy in the management of the nation’s resources.
The Minister of Information, Mr. Labaran Maku, disclosed this to State House correspondents at the end of the weekly FEC meeting.
He was joined at the briefing by his Interior and Health counterparts, Mr. Abba Moro and Prof. Onyebuchi Chuwku, respectively.
Maku said Okonjo-Iweala spoke of the noticeable downward slide in the price of oil in the international market and called for caution in the management of the nation’s resources in case of a recession.
He, however, quoted the minister as assuring FEC that her ministry was preparing well towards mitigating the likely effects in case the crisis got deeper.
Maku said, “The Minister of Finance briefed the Council about the global economy environment and generally, Council was told that there were some difficult moments out there in the international economy, particularly because of the crises in Greece and Spain.

This is very funny... Nigeria had been in a recession way before i was born, what could be worse than this??

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