On the 22nd of December, President Muhammadu Buhari will declare open the South-East Economic and Security Summit (SEESS), a new initiative aimed at maintaining peace and fostering economic growth and development in the South-East and other regions.
Among the other dignatries that will attend this event is the former President, Olusegun Obasanjo, President Buhari’s one-time close buddy.
The last time we heard about these two, it wasn’t good news from friendship quarters as we were starting to get used to. Rather, the former President joined the whole world to caution President Buhari against blaming his predecessors for the state of the Nigerian economy. He added the President’s wishful thinking would not solve the problem we now face.
Obviously as regards the proposed borrowing of $30 billion, the former President said: “Again, now we are being told the projects will pay themselves when we know damn well they will not. If we borrow some thirty billion dollars in less than three years, we would have mortgaged the future of Nigeria for well over thirty years to come.”
After this kind of
tough love public fallout, it will be interesting to see how the two may or may not throw shades at each other during the December 22nd event.