Special Adviser to President Bola Tinubu on Information and Strategy, Bayo Onanuga, said the problems facing the country should concern all Nigerians.
Onanuga made the assertion on Monday during an interview with Arise TV while reacting to comments made by Governors of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Abuja.
It should be remembered that the PDP Governors had raised an alarm about the rising cost of living in Nigeria, drawing parallels with Venezuela's economic difficulties.
The governors warned that the country could be heading down a path similar to that of Venezuela under the administration of President Bola Tinubu if economic difficulties are not resolved immediately.
The chairman of the forum, Governor Bala Mohammed of Bauchi State, expressed these concerns during an interaction with journalists after the forum meeting, which held at the Oyo State Governor's Quarters, Asokoro, Abuja, on Monday.
However, according to Onanuga, the country's current economic and security challenges should not be left to the ruling party and the Tinubu administration alone.
He stated that all Nigerians should be concerned about the country's economic problem, adding that some of the current price increases are artificial.
Nigeria is a very poor country – Presidency
Meanwhile, Onanuga described Nigeria as a very poor countryadding that Nigeria's wealth status is highly overestimated.
Onanuga made the statement on Monday during an interview with Arise TV.
The presidential advisor cited the country's low per capita income, compared to other African nations, as the reason for his position.
He said: “Nigeria is a very, very poor country, to be honest. I think our wealth is overestimated.
“I think we have a poor estimate of the wealth of the country, we are a very poor country.”