Nigeria’s most successful Economic period was under Obasanjo

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Nigeria?s most successful Economic period was under Obasanjo - El Rufai

Former Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State has stated that former President Olusegun Obasanjo yielded the most successful in terms of economic growth, job creation, and inflation rate in Nigeria.

 

Obasanjo governed Nigeria from 1999 to 2007, as the first democratically elected leader of the fourth republic.

El-Rufai who served as a minister under Obasanjo, said Nigeria experienced economic prosperity during Obasanjo’s second term extending from 2003 till 2007.

Rufai said Nigeria returned to “proper integrated planning and we also got lucky” at the time.

 

“We have a planning commission in Nigeria but it has not been as effective.” El-Rufai said on Friday, September 15 during a session at the Africa In the World conference in Stellenbosch, South Africa.

 

“If you look at Nigeria’s economic trajectory, the most successful four to five-year period of economic growth, job creation, and reduced inflation was the period of the second term of President Obasanjo in 2003 to…



Source: Linda Ikeji