“Atiku wants to get the jobs back. In his policy document, he intends to discuss with Nigerian creditors to seek their support in rescheduling debts and possibly obtaining forgiveness.
“It will guarantee maximum transparency and responsibility in the deployment of loans.
“In the last quarter of 2014, Nigeria’s internal debt was 9.6 trillion naira, today it is 26.9 trillion naira; in the last quarter of 2014, our external debt was as low as N1.6 trillion, today it is N17.1 trillion.
“Nigeria’s ways and means was only about N23 billion as allowed by law, but today it’s about N23 billion and that’s a government that claims to have done very well.
“Atiku and Obasanjo did it in 1999 and I’ve said before that where we are now is almost like where we were in 1999.” he claimed.
Aniagwu added that Nigeria currently spends hundreds of billions of naira on top of its earnings on debt service.
He noted that Atiku would involve the private sector to stimulate productivity.
“It will reduce unemployment by stimulating growth in the agricultural sector and will also partner with the private sector that employed many Nigerians during the GSM revolution.
“That is what Atiku and Okowa want to do and not just move the country from consumption to production without telling us what they want to produce and how they want to produce it.
“Atiku has six companies and all of them are in production, none of them are involved in importing.
“We are talking about practicality and not about those who write prose and try to turn it into a poem.
“By 1999, the jobs were gone and the middle class was gone, but Atiku and Obasanjo came in with Atiku at the helm of the economy as president of the National Economic Council and the economy grew about 14.6 percent in 2006 and 2007.
“They were able to do it by introducing the GSM revolution, bank consolidation and other economic policies that stimulated economic growth.” Anyagwu declared.