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US economist debate on Twitter, counters Buhari’s inflation forecast

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Following President Muhammadu Buhari‘s presentation of 2021 Federal Budget Proposals to the Joint Session of the National Assembly, an American Economist, and others have made some countered comments.



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President Buhari in the budget presentation explained that Nigeria’s economy might relapse into a second recession in four years with significant negative consequences.

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The American economist, Dr. Steve Hanke, quoted  President Buhari as saying that Nigerians should be expecting 11.95% next year, 2021.

Dr. Hanke said the president must have pulled that number out of a hat, saying Nigeria’s inflation is currently at 29.45%.

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The economist who disclosed this via his verified Twitter handle said: “President Muhammadu Buhari announced in his 2021 budget proposal that he expects #Inflation to be 11.95%/yr next year.

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The American’s tweet

“He must have pulled that number out of a hat. Today, I accurately measure #Nigeria’s inflation at 29.45%/yr. That’s almost triple the President’s finger in the wind forecast.”



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