As Nigeria's recession takes hold, Buhari's shine wanes

President Muhammadu Buhari's response to the economic crisis has a growing number of people concerned that he doesn't have what it takes to rescue Nigeria from recessionIt’s not Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari’s fault that Nigeria’s economy is inextricably tied to the global price of oil, now half of its 2014 peak of over $100 per barrel. Buhari took six months after being elected to name a finance minister, then vowed not to “kill the naira” by devaluing it, against expert advice and with nefarious consequences. In October, Buhari’s wife Aisha told the BBC that she may not back him in the next election, suggesting that his government had been hijacked and he had lost control.

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