Oil is not Nigeria's biggest asset, Nigerians are - Atiku

Oil is not Nigeria's biggest asset, Nigerians are - Atiku

- Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar claims to have created 50,000 direct jobs

- He urged Nigerians to look inwards and focus on developing people instead of the oil sector

- He boasted about the achievement of the Obasanjo's administration in growing the telecommunication industry

Former vice president of Nigeria under Olusegun Obasanjo's administration, Atiku Abubakar, took to his Twitter page to boast about creating no less than 50,000 direct jobs.

He claimed that Nigerians are the country's biggest asset and not the oil sector.

He tweeted: "By the grace of God, I have created 50,000 direct jobs, and perhaps hundreds of thousands of indirect jobs because I believed that oil is not Nigerians biggest asset, Nigerians are."

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He went further to boast of the Obasanjo's administration under which he served as vice president.

He tweeted: "In 1999, Nigeria had less than 500,000 telephone lines. By 2007, we had grown that to over 50 million."

Recall that Atiku was vice president of Nigeria from 1999 to 2007, a period when Nigeria witnessed a massive growth in the telecommunication industry.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that Junaid Mohammed, a second republic lawmaker, lashed out at Atiku Abubakar describing him as a nonentity who is not genuinely interested in restructuring.

The former vice president had said that anyone opposed to the current clamour for the restructuring of the nation is lazy, but Mohammed in his reaction said Atiku was a nonentity.

The former lawmaker said that Atiku thinks that by insulting the north, the south will support his presidential ambition.

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Source: Legit.ng

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