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Nigeria’s problems not Buhari’s making, says Peter Obi


Peter Obi

TUC tasks govt on change mantra
Former Governor Peter Obi of Anambra State says it was wrong to blame President Muhammadu Buhari or any single person for the problems facing the country, describing them as cumulative.

Speaking at an event in Abakaliki, Obi regretted that countries with similar growth trajectories as Nigeria in the 80s had overtaken the nation in virtually all indices of development.

The former governor blamed the recent rise in agitations on poor leadership.


“Nigeria should key into the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), not in signature. The country is there in signature and it is the only country that got involved in Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and did not achieve one goal,” he advised.

However, the Trade Union Congress of Nigeria (TUC) has described the celebration as a vintage opportunity for Nigerians and their leaders to reflect on the polity, economy and society at large, stating that there was nothing to celebrate, as the country remains critically sick.

In a statement signed by its President, Comrade Bobboi Bala Kaigama, the body
bemoaned the lavish spending of some politicians who travel overseas without replicating the amenities they seek abroad in Nigeria.

He also stated that key functionaries and institutions must be made to work respectively and religiously like it is done elsewhere.

“It is laughable that our leaders travel abroad and but do not replicate what they saw over there. Why will the country not be hit by recession when politicians spend 80 per cent of their jumbo pay in buying properties in Dubai, UK, U.S., South Africa, etc?” he queried.

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