I Pray Nigeria Oil Dries Up So We Can Start Using Our Brains – Governor El-Rufai
Governor Nasir el-Rufai of Kaduna State, says him pray make we own country crude oil finish sake on say the nation go fit start to develop other revenue sources.
According to the governor, e com still yarn say the big rabas wey we dey see from inside we oil so, say na im dey constitutes the major obstacle wey we obodo Naija come lack the ability to take think and innovate the way to comot for inside the underdevelopment wey the country dey so.
He say him wish our oil well and the ‘free money’ wey dey there from dry up so that we government and we country people go fit serious about how them go let the country
realize him full potentials.
El-Rufai talk this one yesterday, Saturday for inside Ibadan when him dey talk for the 2017 town hall meeting/founder’s day where dem dey celebrate in memory of
Ojetunji Aboyade, wey be renowned economist.
He wetin he talk with you own eyes:
Because Nigeria gets easy money from oil, the nation has
lost its thinking initiative on how to develop other sources of revenue
and diversify the economy.
We get easy money, we do not collect taxes and our taxes are six per
cent of Gross Domestic Product; that is an average of 21per cent. We
stop respecting the intellectuals that we have in our universities
because we get easy money.
This is very sad, I wish the oil will dry up so that we can begin to
use our brains because we have stopped using our brains and we have
stopped respecting intellects because of easy money.
On top policy, see wetin he yarn:
It is obvious that Nigeria is severely under-policed, and will
require more personnel, intelligence assets, better training, technology
and equipment for its security agencies for the country to be a
credible guarantor of security.
Even if these were to be available, it is also debatable whether a
single centralised policing system, structure and staffing for 200
million citizens is viable in a diverse, multi-lingual, multi-cultural
and multi-ethnic nation like Nigeria.
He come still check-mate the matter of federal character, come yarn say:
To complement the pursuit of the Sustainable Development
Goals, we must have discourse around the imperative of a project
dedicated to enabling equal opportunity so that the circumstances of a
citizen’s birth don’t prescribe his or her ceiling in life.
How can we promote a national subscription to meritocracy? How can
we ensure that the imperative of reflecting federal character does not
become the enemy of merit and quality of appointments? Today, we don’t
plan. We don’t have national plan and if we don’t plan, we are planning
Having suffered brain drain, how do we attract back our Diaspora and
the brain-gain associated with it like the Chinese and Indians have
witnessed? These are the questions a distributive mentality around easy
oil revenues is dodging.
The earlier the oil dries up the better for our national ability to
think, be innovative and respect intellect and academic achievement.
Make you see wetin people don yarn untop this matter:
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