Joe IgbokwePresident Muhammadu Buhari
“Trillions of naira meant for Nigeria’s development went unremitted by the various government agencies in charge of their remittance, TheCable has learnt. About 600 government agencies, including the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Nigeria Television Authority (NTA), National Agency for Food, Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), Nigeria Ports Authority (NPA) all under-remitted revenues generated”-The Cable
When some Nigerians talk about growing the economy of Nigeria, when they scream that President Buhari knows nothing about growing the economy, when they quote uncountable books on micro and macro economics, I laugh and laugh until tears start coming out of my eyes. Now, why do I laugh? Yes, I laugh because we have not done what needs to be done to grow the economy of Nigeria. I laugh because we have not laid the real foundation for the real economic growth. We have been very busy for years chasing shadows and playing politics of the stomach while the world is leaving us behind. Our leaders either by acts of omission or commission have forgotten that you cannot make an omelette without breaking eggs. Every sensible person knows that he cannot try to travel to America or UK without a Visa and an International Passport. You cannot grow your economy on nothing. You must pay the price. You must develop your infrastructure first and every other thing shall be added unto you.
The above quotation from the The Cable, an online publication powered by Simon Kolawole tells a big story of where the rains started beating us since 1999. Civil Servants and political appointees in 600 government agencies have pocketed trillions that would have been used to develop our roads, our schools, hospitals, airports, transportation, security, agriculture, manpower, power sector, tourism, petroleum sector in the past sixteen years. …Read More
Source:: PM Newspaper