Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun, was on Channels TV where she spoke on economic challenges the Buhari administration was facing.
She also reacted to claims by former Education Minister, Oby Ezekwesili, that the Buhari-led administration was operating opaque and archaic economic policies. Ezekwesili had on Saturday April 30th during her speech at an Abuja event, accused the Buhari-led government of applying the command and rule system of governance that he once used when he was a military leader.
“I disagree with Mrs Ezekwesili. The present government has a planned economy and does not operate a command and control economic system as alleged by the former minister. There are no quick solutions to the current economic woes. We are going to pump N350 billion into the economy until we see growth. The job will be done painstakingly, and we will come out of it better,” she said.
Many Nigerians in their reaction to the interview however, were left unimpressed with the Minister’s promise that the economy will improve in due course, insisting that they were tired of promises while few others agreed with her.
Read reactions below.
1. Kemi Adeosun is the minister of finance, but people seem to be more interested in her beauty and her ascent, no matter how terrible
— oPe RiChArd (@operichard) May 5, 2016
Kemi Adeosun is very brilliant, intelligent, outspoken blah blah blah ……But the economy is not brilliant right now & that’s her main job
— LESHI ABIOLA (@Leshitobi02) May 5, 2016
Apparently Kemi Adeosun killed it, missed it sha. The woman’s brain is just like Ferrari, awesome and fast!
— OMAR-A-BEE@ (@devoice007) May 5, 2016
That Kemi Adeosun’s interview tho…quite revealing
— Smooth Operator (@temidsho) May 5, 2016
So cos sunrise crew were olodo,dat makes Kemi Adeosun who failed a simple maths Rit?We knew d cordinatin minista of our economy ind last gov
— Lankyman (@Lankyman1) May 5, 2016
We sincerely pray 4 Kemi Adeosun bcos at d end of 4 yrs what will matter most will b results not grammar or plans or ideas but simply result
— Public Opinion Naija (@PublicOpiniong) May 5, 2016
Kemi Adeosun nagging on air. That’s what economists are for..revamping bad economy. “A calm sea doesn’t make a good sailor”.
— Samuel Nwite (@sunansammy) May 5, 2016
Kemi Adeosun lied when she said only 10% was spent on CAPEX in the last administration. #LyingLiars
— Ataga (@ExplorerAtaga) May 5, 2016
Kemi Adeosun was just lying to the @sunrisedailynow crew and they were looking at her like zombies. They weren’t prepared.
— Ataga (@ExplorerAtaga) May 5, 2016
This is not a command and control economy. Our regime is running a planned economy – Kemi Adeosun
This Finance blogger should shut up biko
— IKECHUKWU (@iykimo) May 5, 2016
I just watched the Minister of Finance Kemi Adeosun’s interview. She is a great woman. I have hope that thing will be okay soon.
— Yunus Jnr. (@yunusxonline) May 5, 2016
And Kemi Adeosun became my role model. She’s brilliant! Minister of Finance.
— Unilorin Olodo (@UnilorinOlodo1) May 5, 2016
Kemi Adeosun seems honest and straight forward. I liked her interview. There’s a glint of hope.
— Ibukun Gbenga-Ojo (@shalomibk) May 5, 2016
Is Kemi Adeosun single?
— Jeffrey (@JeffreyHustle) May 5, 2016
Kemi Adeosun is an airhead that speaks fancy English
Kudos to the airhead!
— afrispheric (@afrispheric) May 5, 2016
Kemi Adeosun was just talking,Until Nigerians begin to see tangible improvements that’s what it will remain.
— sunny lampaty (@lampaty) May 5, 2016
LOL someone is in my mentions telling me i didn’t understand Kemi Adeosun’s accent. If only they knew that that’s the worst London accent.
— JoyceOdukoya (@JoyceOdukoya) May 5, 2016