- Countries across the Western region have been urged to compensate Nigeria for their explorative activities in the past years
- The call was made by the 2023 presidential candidate of the ruling All Progressives Congress Bola Tinubu
- According to Tinubu, resources gotten from Nigeria was used as key contributors to the development of Western economies
The 2023 presidential candidate for the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, has faulted the Western solution to the energy transition.
Speaking at the inauguration of the Kolmani Integrated Development Project (KIPRO), in Barambu (Gongola Basin), Tinubu said Nigeria deserved compensation from the Western world for using Nigeria’s resources to develop their economies.
Barambu is a community between Bauchi and Gombe states.
The former Lagos state governor while commending President Muhammadu Buhari for telling the West the feelings of many Nigerians about them.
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“No one foreign flag is flying over our country any longer. We may be hungry, but we can manage our hunger. We don’t want to kill each other. Today you gave us a path to prosperity, a path to success.
“The only thing that I may want to exclude and argue is the West and Europe. They used our coal and fossil fuels to develop their economy and they ask us to be conscious.
But I like your answer. We cannot stay hungry and starve to death. We have to take care of ourselves, unless they pay compensation for it. That’s where we stand.
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The condemnation was made by the chief economic adviser to the Delta state government, Kingsley Emu.
According to Emu, Tinubu should quit bragging about any form of development that he claims to have brought to Lagos state during his time as governor.
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