Poverty is not an act of God, past leaders plunged us into it – Oshiomhole
Former Governor of Edo state Adams Oshiomhole has declared that Nigeria has no reason to be poor, but has found itself in its present state due to its poor economic history.
Speaking today in Benin city the capital of Edo state while addressing members of the All Progressives Congress APC he said taking a look at the numbers of how much was stolen under the watch of former President Jonathan as President and the revelations the governor of Gombe state made, the kind of money that was diverted under the PDP regime under President Jonathan, those monies if distributed by 180 million Nigerians would swell the citizen’s pockets.
“It is our task as party activist to painstakingly explain to our people in the rural areas to understand who dug the hole that led to what we are experiencing today as a nation and the effort by President Muhammadu Buhari to gradually pull us out of that hole to the surface and begin to push and uplift us upward to that level in which every Nigerian will have to say I am a proud Nigerian.
“And we must help our people to appreciate that the challenge of rebuilding a house that was rocked beyond foundation, to build complete new foundation cannot be an overnight work. What is important is that there is a commitment to refix and the President has broken new grounds which may not have been amplified to a level that the rural people can see them,” he said.
On the Federal Government’s anti-corruption war, he said he was happy that other African heads of states under the umbrella of the AU, have acknowledged President Buhari as one African President that has proved his sincerity to fight corruption.