It’s Time To Work And Fix Nigeria- Peter Obi; The former governor of Anambra state and a presidential aspirant on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Mr Peter Obi, says it’s time to work and fix Nigeria.
In a statement on Friday in Calabar during his meeting with PDP delegates ahead of the incoming party’s presidential primary in May 29.
Obi, who said that if elect as Nigeria president, he’d replace participating formula of yearly allocation with a product formula, added that everybody must be productive for the nation to survive.
The former governor of Anambra State said, Nigeria is a nation of over 200 million people with about 100 million living in poverty, over 18 million out of academy children out of which about 10 million are girls.
We’ve 35 per cent severance rate and if we add underemployment it’ll rise to over 50 per cent, numerous of which are youths in their productive age, so we can not be celebrating.
Obi further stated that borrowing as a nation wasn’t wrong as the largest husbandry in the world similar as America were also in debt but lamented Nigeria was adopting for consumption.
The consequences of borrowing for consumption moment is that Nigeria is spending over 90 per cent of its profit to service debt without important product to show.
Exporting crude canvas has not saved Venezuela or any country, we need to invest in our massive land mass and grow our frugality like other nations
Similar as Singapore, Vietnam and indeed Morocco has done with tourism, he said.
Mr Venatius Ikem Chairman of PDP in Cross River, response to Peter Obi said, “I believe if you become Nigeria president, this country will move forward.
I still do n’t anticipate Nigerians to just wish but express their wishes through their support for Peter Obi.