A former governor of Anambra State and the Vice Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Get together, PDP, Mr Peter Obi has stated that Nigeria will hardly turn into a profitable nation if bandits are thought-about above intellectuals for a gathering by the federal authorities.
Obi acknowledged this on Wednesday through the unveiling and presentation of a e-book by Prof. Chinyere Okunna at Nnamdi Azikiwe College in Awka.
Prof. Okunna is the Director of UNIZIK Radio and was a Commissioner and chief of employees to Obi whereas he was governor.
Obi who was a particular visitor of honour stated, “Oil cash was the foremost earner for Nigeria, however immediately the world is transferring away from oil. The information sector is now the trade that’s incomes cash.
“Prof Okunna (the writer) who we’re celebrating immediately, I can inform you earns lower than a political thug. Nigeria prefers to pay bandits and dialogue with them than to pay or meet with resourceful and hard-working intellectuals.
“Nigeria won’t succeed if we proceed asking bandits to return to a gathering and we aren’t calling professors to a gathering. That’s the reason the nation is the place it’s immediately. Might God assist Nigeria.”
Obi stated he by no means knew the writer of the e-book earlier than appointing her commissioner, however he turned occupied with her when he noticed her CV as a nominee when he was governor. He stated many individuals protested her appointment as a result of they stated she was not a member of the occasion however he remained resolute as a result of he wanted the best workforce to do the job.
He admonished that, “Folks come to me to ask recommendation on the sort of individuals they need to give appointments to and I say to them, ‘take individuals who can inform you the reality regardless of how painful’.
“If you happen to hearken to the individuals who inform you the candy issues on a regular basis, you then’ll fail. You probably have an exco the place they don’t argue and disagree with you, then you might have a bunch of idiots and naturally, we now have plenty of idiots in Nigeria. Individuals who declare they know every thing are idiots. How can we pay people who find themselves bandits when we now have not paid those that are working?” Obi requested.
Earlier, the Vice-Chancellor of the college, Prof Charles Esimone stated, “We’re working to turn into the 2 hundredth College on the planet. I’ve seen the imaginative and prescient and it’s achievable.
“It’ll take focus, innovation and plenty of laborious work to realize that. Excellence is the factor we ought to be celebrating in universities, innovation, scholarship and others.”