Reno Omokri, former aide to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan has responded to comments made by the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed that Goodluck Jonathan left Nigeria in a state of comatose.
Lai Mohammed on Thursday had said the immediate former President left the country in a coma and that President Muhammadu Buhari was trying to revive her.
But Reno Omokri on his Facebook page on Friday disagreed with the minister.
While asking questions, Omokri pointed out that value of the naira had decreased since the present administration took over.
He wrote, “Lai Mohammed yesterday said former President Goodluck Jonathan left Nigeria in a ‘coma’ and President Muhammadu Buhari is ‘reviving’ her. Between ₦205 that GEJ left the Naira at and ₦423 that PMB put it, which represents a ‘coma’? Between ₦8,000 per bag that rice sold under GEJ and ₦22,000 it sells today which is symptomatic of a ‘coma’? Between ₦87 per liter for petrol under GEJ and ₦145 under PMB which price signifies ‘coma’? Between 9.6% inflation rate that GEJ left and 16.5% (and rising fast!) where PMB has it, which one looks like a ‘coma’? Between the free, fair and credible elections of the GEJ era and the inconclusive elections under PMB which one resembles coma? Between the 1.9 million jobs that even Lai Mohammed admitted that GEJ created and the 4.5 million jobs that the government’s own chief statistician admits has been lost under PMB which one indicates ‘coma’? Lai Mohammed should be aware that these are serious economic issues not masquerade dressing issues! If PMB cannot ‘change’ Nigeria, he should at least not spoil the transformation that GEJ gave us!”