- Rotimi Amaechi, the minister of transportation is opening up on what issues are important to the current administration
- According to the minister, restructuring is not Nigeria's problem even though there's nothing wrong with the calls for it
- Amaechi stated that the problem of the country is hunger and poverty which is critical for the Nigerian government to tackle
Nigeria's minister of transportation, Rotimi Amaechi has said that there's nothing wrong with restructuring Nigeria following the renewed calls for it, however, it is not the country's major problem.
Amaechi who made the disclosure while speaking on Channels Television’s Sunday Politics insists that tackling hunger and poverty is more important to the federal government.
He stated that the issue of hunger and poverty is critical as it breeds insecurity.
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According to him, the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration is more concerned about reducing poverty in the country.
The former governor of Rivers state believes that creating jobs for the people will keep them away from crime.
“If you are able to create employment, you create security. If you like hire as many men as you want to hire that are policemen, you would do nothing until you put food in the hands of people.”
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that contrary to the call by the minister of works and housing, Babatunde Fashola, for the rotation of the presidency among the geo-political zones in Nigeria, the governor of Kaduna state, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai, said the zoning process among political parties would not solve the economic problems facing the country.
The governor said this on Tuesday, November 24, when he spoke at a plenary session on “Rethinking Sub-National Competitiveness” at the Nigerian Economic Summit (NES).
In other news, Senator Orji Uzor Kalu also urged the people of the southeast region to forget their agitations for restructuring of the country and the quest for the presidency in 2023.
Kalu who is a former governor of Abia state made this known in Umuahia, the state capital, when he paid a condolence visit to a state lawmaker, Chukwudi Apugo, who lost his mother.
The All Progressives Congress (APC) chieftain reportedly lampooned Ohanaeze Ndigbo, the apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation, for allegedly rejecting his proposal to work for the emergence of a president of Igbo extraction.
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