Ben Murray-Bruce, lawmaker representing Bayelsa East has lambasted Festus Keyamo, spokesman of the re-election of President Muhammadu Buhari, for saying he does not believe the figures of the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) on increase in poverty under the current administration.
The campaign Spokesman, in a chat with The Interview, when asked why he thought Buhari deserved re-election in light of reports on growing poverty and the weak economy, Keyamo said, “Where does the National Bureau of Statistics get its figures from? I don’t believe those statistics!”
According to the bureau, 18.80 percent where unemployed in the third quarter of 2017, compared to the 9.90 percent in the third quarter of 2015.
Senator Ben Bruce, while reacting to Keyamo’s statement via his Twitter handle threw jabs at both the president and Keyamo, adding that denial is not the Nile.
See tweet below
The Nigerian Bureau of Statistics which is owned and managed by the Buhari administration just released a statement saying that Nigerians are getting poorer under the Buhari government and the spokesmen to Buhari’s campaign says he does not believe them. Denial is not The Nile!
— Ben Murray-Bruce (@benmurraybruce) June 14, 2018