June 18, 2016

Orji Uzor Kalu: Nigerian leaders have failed Nigeria

Orji Uzor Kalu: Nigerian leaders have failed Nigeria
In an op-ed article written by Orji Uzor Kalu on the Saturday 18th June 2016 edition Sun Newspapers, the former governor of Abia State bemoaned the level of hardship currently facing Nigeria.
His words:

“The level of poverty in Nigeria is amazing. Many citizens feed from the dustbins. Only a few of us can feed and clothe well. Where will Nigeria be when the present hullabaloo has died down? What will remain of the economy, which is al­ready in distress?

“I am worried that the cost of transportation and prices of staple food have skyrocketed. Take for instance, a bag of rice. It sells for as much as N20,000 as opposed to the less than N10,000 many paid for it less than three months ago. From where then will help come?

“There is no way we can attain our national goals with this kind of orientation and attitude to governance. President Mu­hammadu Buhari and his economic team must do something extraordinary to arrest the current drift before anarchy sets in.”

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