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Re: Nigeria now Africa’s largest economy-FG The Government and all those who have been turned billionaires overnight can say anything about the economy. But the reality is that any growth in GPD which does not reflect on the people is nonsense. Mere statistics! There is no light, no water, no food, no employment, no nothing, but, insurgency and corruption all over! And that is what the government is shamelessly celebrating. AY Muhammad, Kano, +2348070790251 Government magic! How can a nation with such doubtful economic pedigree, a large scale degradation of infrastructure and poverty be described in the way Mrs Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala has? Countries with lesser economic indicators are doing far better than Nigeria. My advice: don’t just think we will celebrate by giving us some positive economic news, because we will check the other side for balancing sake. A. Adam, Abuja, +2348125519310 Sounds familiar! Here we are again! Highly placed government officials lying with statistics! How can a nation experience positive GDP growth while its industrial base is crumbling by the seconds, power supply is as erratic as ever and its unemployment level rather scandalous? Please Mrs OkonjoIweala and Co. should find neater ways of fooling Nigerians, because this current proclamation is clumsy. Y. M. Damagum, Abuja, +2348077545040 Tell us something else, Madam Coordinating Minister ‘The grass is always greener on the other side of the hill.’ The ranking of an economy that is characterized by inflation, market instability, unemployment, absolute poverty, epileptic power supply, dilapidated infrastructure, as well as insecurity as Africa’s largest economy is just a mere pronouncement; it has no relation to reality on the ground. I believe Statistician General of the Federation is a professional who wouldn’t bite the hand that feeds him. Danbatta Ibrahim, +2348062344742 Meaningless gibbers The rebasing of our GDP to such unrealistically high figure goes to support my belief that Nigeria is a paper tiger. A country with no functional industries due to low electricity generation, no good health and educational systems occasioned by bureaucratic bottlenecks and corruption, just cooked up the figures to rival South Africa’s where things are actually much better. COLLINS Uwa, +2348059876378 Re: Jonathan not responsible for drop in power supply Really? They coerced us to believe that privatisation is the best option; they also us that Jonathan awarded contract for protection of pipelines to prevent their vandalism and deter oil theft. Now, when these same people have failed in their duties, someone somewhere is saying we should not hold their employer responsible. Probably, he is suggesting we hold opposition party responsible for sabotage! That’s Nigeria for you, a country where people see things through their noses. PDP may have forgotten to add this attitude of ours to our new GDP ranking. I.M. Omar, +2348176645866.