Former Governor of Anambra state, Peter Obi, has insisted that President Muhammadu Buhari or any single individual, is not responsible for Nigeria’s problems.
Peter Obi, former governor of Anambra state, says it is wrong to blame President Muhammadu Buhari or any single person for the country’s problems.
Obi stated this on Saturday in Abakaliki, Ebonyi state capital, where he delivered a lecture on the nation’s 57th independence anniversary.
Speaking on the topic ‘Change and changing Nigeria through harnessing of investment potentials of Ebonyi State: yesterday, today and tomorrow’, he said it was time for Nigeria to shift its focus to solid minerals and embrace economic diversity.
Obi said the world was moving to an era of knowledge, while Nigeria still depends on oil “which is already destined to finish one day”.
“Nigeria should queue into sustainable development goals (SDG), not in signature. The country is there in signature and it is the only country that got involved in millennium development Gogl (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,” Obi said.
“China put MDGs in their developmental agenda, they mainstreamed it in their developmental agenda and they are targeting to lift 16million 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.
“We are moving from baggage economy to knowledge economy. So, the country should stop dwelling on solid minerals 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.”