Atiku-Abubakar

Former Nigerian Vice President, Atiku Abubakar has expressed joy on the news that Nigeria is out of economic recession, saying it is a boost for the economy.

“It tells investors, local and foreign, that our economy is worth investing in.”

Atiku, who is a chieftain of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), in a series of tweets today, Wednesday, however, said that recession will end when all “Nigerians can eat three square meals.”

According to him a a lot of work still needs to be done, adding: “as a Nigerian, investor and employer of labour, the news of Nigeria’s official emergence from the recession is most welcome.

“While we rejoice, it’s also important to recognize that economic weakness at the bottom of the pyramid remains. Inflation is still high.

“We must continue working hard to expand economic opportunity for all Nigerians.

“When all Nigerians can eat three square meals, that’s when the real recession ends. We have work to do.” [myad]