Bashir Ahmad says Nigerian economy is not as bad as critics expected

Even though Nigeria’s Gross Domestic Production (GDP) dropped by 6.10% in the second quarter of 2020, Bashir Ahmad, an aide to the Nigerian president on new media said the West African giant has outperformed most developed market economies.

The presidential aide made the state on Monday, August 24, shortly after the Nigeria Bureau of Statistics (NBS) released Nigeria’s economic report for the second quarter.

Ahmad cited a global chief economist; Charlie Robertson who pointed out that the Nigerian economy outperformed most developed market economies in the second quarter of 2020.

According to, Ahmad the numbers are down but not as bad as how the critics were expecting it to be.

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