- Senator Shehu Sani believes that Nigeria has now gone beyond telling the world how poor the country is
- Former governor Adams Oshiomhole also said former military rulers and elites have held the country by the jugular
Fiery senator representing a district in Kaduna state, Shehu Sani, has asked Nigeria to name those who allegedly destroyed Nigeria and put the country in its current sorry state.
Sani said this in the morning of Friday, April 7, 2017 several hours after immediate past governor of Edo state, Adams Oshiomhole, named former military rulers and the elite as those fanning the embers of disunity in the country.
Sani said the country must now look beyond the narrative of telling the world how poor it is. Rather, it must now reveal the names of those who caused the country’s poverty.
“Telling the world that we are poor is the narrative,telling the world the names of those who made us poor is the courage,” Sani said.
Oshiomhole had, while speaking at the first Samuel Osaigbovo Ogbemudia memorial lecture, tagged: ‘Nation Building and Development in Nigeria’ and organised by the University of Abuja on Thursday, April 6, 2017, revealed that the country was plagued by former retired military officers and elites who supervised the restructuring of Nigeria from three regions to 37 states.
Oshiomhole, a former president of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), recalled that these former military officers now troubling Nigeria had ruled the country for over 30 years of its existence and are now in civilian uniforms going about and criticizing governments.
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