Anger as Economist says Jonathan ‘an ineffectual buffoon’

In an article titled "Crude Tactics: Cheap oil is causing a currency crisis in Nigeria. Banning imports is no solution", the magazine claimed that politicians and their cronies "filled their pockets with impunity" during Jonathan's administration.

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Goodluck Jonathan, former of Nigeria
Goodluck Jonathan, former President of Nigeria

Social media users have reacted with anger after the Economist magazine on Thursday described former president Goodluck Jonathan as “an ineffectual buffoon”.

According to Pulse, the magazine said this while referring to the corruption that took place during Jonathan’s term in office.

In an article titled “Crude Tactics: Cheap oil is causing a currency crisis in Nigeria. Banning imports is no solution”,  the magazine claimed that politicians and their cronies “filled their pockets with impunity” during Jonathan’s administration.

“In the eight months since Mr [Muhammadu] Buhari arrived at Aso Rock, the presidential digs, the homicidal jihadists of Boko Haram have been pushed back into the bush along Nigeria’s borders.

“The government has cracked down on corruption, which had flourished under the previous president, Goodluck Jonathan, an ineffectual buffoon who let politicians and their cronies fill their pockets with impunity,” the publication wrote, according to Punch.

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