A top source in the Presidency on Friday, September 23, revealed that President Muhammadu Buhari, has said that he would rather tender his resignation letter, than to sack the Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun, and the National Planning and Budget Minister, Udo Udoma.
This is coming, following calls from the Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, and other well meaning Nigerians, that the President immediately sacks members of his Economic Management Team.
“Do we blame Kemi and Udoma, as the cause of the economic recession? Are they the ones that plundered the economy during the 16 reckless years of the PDP? What sin have they committed?” the Presidential source quoted Buhari.
When our correspondent probed further, the source added: “Adeosun has been working round the clock, to clean up the mess created by Jonathan and his team of looters. She came to salvage the situation; why calling for her sack?
“Did she partake in the last administration’s inglorious reign? Those calling for her sack should keep dancing naked in the public. Buhari would rather resign, than the sack the duo in times like these.”
Post-Nigeria, learnt that Adeosun was appointed as a Minister, under the recommendation of former President, Olusegun Obasanjo, and Ogun State Governor, Abikunle Amosun.
Earlier, the two Chambers of the National Assembly, had called for the re-jigging of the current Economic Management Team, EMT, and the removal or redeployment of the Finance Minister, Adeosun.
Several Lawmakers have opined that Adeosun, had not shown competence in handling the nation’s economy, and had continued to implement “trial and error” policies.
Meanwhile, members of the National Economic Council, NEC, had on Thursday, disregarded the calls for Adeosun’s removal.