The Minister of State for Education, Anthony Anwukah, has admitted that Nigerians are truly suffering as a result of the current economic recession.According to him, most products consumed in Nigeria are imported, adding that Nigerians failed to “swiftly” adjust to the present economic recession in the country due to their “bloated” lifestyle.
Anwukah, a former Vice Chancellor of the Imo State University, Owerri, made this knowm at the IMSU Law Lecture Theatre during a session organised by the university in honour of four of its alumni, referred to as the “distinguished senators.”
He said, “Though there are hunger and pain in the land following the economic crash, I know that after this timeout, it will be better for all Nigerians.”
In her remarks, the IMSU Acting Vice Chancellor, Prof. Adaobi Obasi, said the essence of the event was to honour the institution’s alumni who had been elevated and given higher and sensitive portfolios.
She said, “We appreciate you for graduating from IMSU. You are really good ambassadors of the university.”
The four alumni honoured at the event were: Anwukah, Minister of State for Education; Prof. Chinedu Nwajuba, the Vice Chancellor of the Federal University, Ndufu, Ebonyi State; Prof. Chima Iwuchukwu, the Vice Chancellor, Tansian University, Umunya, Anambra State; and Prof. Charles Okoroafor, the Vice Chancellor, Gregory University, Uturu, Abia State.
Earlier in June, Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo also admitted that there’s suffering in the land.
According to him, his boss, President Muhammadu Buhari meant well for Nigeria, hence the need to support the administration to actualize the desired change.