"Nigeria needs drastic changes to avert disaster"

HOUSE of Representatives Speaker, Hon. Aminu Tambuwal, is disturbed by what he calls fantastic contradictions and precarious state of affairs in Nigeria. Way out: We must effect drastic changes now or face terrible consequences later, he averred.

Speaking at the Nigerian Institute of Management’s NIM, 2013 Distinguished Management lecture in Lagos, on Tuesday, Tambuwal, who was represented by Hon. Opeyemi Bamidele, Chairman, Legislative Budget and Research of the House of Representatives, said: “Today, we live in a country of fantastic contradictions. We have great human and material resources yet we are always on the list of countries with the worst poverty index; our economy is alleged to be growing but the lives of the majority of our citizens do not convey this testimony.

We have more places of worship per square metre than most nations on this earth yet corruption and violence threaten our very survival; we have some of the best agricultural lands in the world but we import  food; we are the sixth largest producer of crude oil, but we import fuel; we have lived together as a nation for 100 years yet daily you hear stories of threats of our impending  break up. One can go on and on because the list is endless.
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