Nigeria Should Key Into Sustainable Development Goals – Peter Obi Delivers His First Presidential Speech, Blasts Buhari For Lack Of Any Ideas

By Post Nigeria October 1, 2017 08:50

Nigeria Should Key Into Sustainable Development Goals – Peter Obi Delivers His First Presidential Speech, Blasts Buhari For Lack Of Any Ideas

The former Governor of Anambra State, Peter Obi, on Saturday, took President Muhammadu and his ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, to the cleaners, for failing the nation.

Peter Obi, dropped this hint on Saturday night, as a Guest Lecturer in Abakaliki, Ebonyi State, during the State Anniversary Lecture, with the theme: “Ebonyi yesterday, today and tomorrow”.

Obi said: “For me, the country has failed; If anybody in APC tells you that Nigeria is doing well, tell them it is a lie. They said that we are out of recession, but almost all Nigerians are still feeling greatly the impact of recession.”

The former Governor added: “Whenever they talk about Nigeria at 57, I refuse to talk. My opinion is that Nigeria is a failed country, period; and that is why you are seeing so many agitations you are seeing today. The agitation is not ending, it’s just beginning. It is a cumulative effect of leadership failure over the several years of this country, and you can’t stop it, because you now have millions of young people in their productive age doing nothing, you can call them anything.

“If you don’t have a job and you have not eaten food in the morning, afternoon, and night, tomorrow you are a terrorist, quote me anywhere. The only way to stop that is to give them jobs.

“We are moving from baggage economy to knowledge economy. So, the country should stop dwelling on solid mineral, because it is a baggage economy, and nobody lives with it. This is what Nigeria is doing, and we are still talking about oil which is already destined to finish one day.

“Nigeria should queue into Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), not in the signature. The country is there in the signature, and it is the only country that got involved in Millennium Development Goal (MDG), and did not achieve one goal, because as soon as we signed the signature, we threw it away, and came here and started doing things wrongly.

“China put MDGs in their developmental agenda, they mainstreamed it in their developmental agenda, and they are targeting to lift 16 million people out of poverty, but I don’t know how many people Nigeria will lift in the next 10 years, because there is no such measurable goals, everything is done in confusion. Our reserve is weak today, and we are not talking about savings, rather we are borrowing more. In 2007, all our debts were written off and we didn’t owe anybody. But in 2017, when have accumulated a debt of $69 billion, and nobody is thinking how do we get over this, because what we are doing is based on nothing. We just borrow money and share”, Obi stated.

 

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