Posted by Timige, On 10 Apr, 2022 | Updated On 11 Apr, 2022 1 Comment »
He said: “Our country is now going through a difficult time. I am not desperate to be a President; I am desperate to see a better Nigeria.”
“We have what we call natural security and artificial security. The natural security deals with job creation.
“You need to put food on people’s tables to ensure that they are not doing the wrong thing.
“If they don’t know where the next meal will come from, the tendency is that they will become a tool for anything.
“So we need to employ people. I know what to do in puting money into micro, small and medium scale enterprises.
“I have experimented this in a small way people can see. Otherwise how could a small state like Anambra end up on the day I was handing over not owing salary, pension?
“I have N77 billion which is over $500 million at that time in the bank. I know what we can effectively do to turn around the situation.
“We are now on top of the list of the most fragile states. We are now on top of the list of the most terrorised states sitting behind Yemen and Afghanistan.
“We are the capital of poverty in the world. We now have more people living under poverty than most big nation’s combined. We now have several millions of out-of-school children.
“Unemployment is 33 per cent officially but when you add under employment, it is about 60 per cent.
“Of these are the young ones who constitute the asset and the engine room of their productive age.
“People now spend 100 per cent of their salary to feed. It is a crises situation. What will somebody like me do?
“We need to move the country from consumption to production. There is nothing to share again.
“We now need wealth creators, not wealth sharers. We have been sharing wealth for a long time, we need to start creating wealth,” he added.
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