Of Wasteful Economy and the Fear of Obi-metrics
By Chukwudimma Aaron-Okonkwo
It was Forbes that said in 2019 that Nigeria under the ruling APC government has become the money losing machine. They established that our country has Africa’s largest gas reserves yet amidst this great oil and gas wealth, our electricity grid profile is a charade.
We are a nation that sits on nearly 40 billion barrels of proven oil reserves and over $48 billion worth of investment opportunities in the oil and gas sector, yet mired in devastating challenges that ought not to be.
And when we look at where the problem lies, we can discover that it is a matter of bad leadership from the center of our national development.
It is a big shame that our dear country, Nigeria ranked the eighth-largest recipient of international aid, and the second largest in Africa is today being presided over by heartless and clueless people whose only aim for being in power is the continuance of enriching themselves whilst the poor masses continue to bear the brunt of their greed.
Rather than pursuing its policies by working toward eradicating the myriads of challenges being faced by the common citizens, the federal government presided by President Muhammadu Buhari has resorted to fighting the only man whose mission for contesting the last presidential election was to turn our nation around from being a consumptive and wasteful economy to becoming a productive and healthy economy.
HE Peter Obi, as much as he remains the nightmare of the thievery old order, is Nigeria’s next saviour. Let’s meet in Court!
Aaron writes for PO Express Media, POEM.