Speaking on Classic FM, Sunday Show , the presidential candidate Peter Obi enumerated ways for Nigeria to improve her depressing economy. He emphasized the role of education and its empowerment for youths’ productivity. He detailed the interaction and correlation between education and productivity. Obi also touched on economic revitalization that is devoid of politics.
Obi said, “The more educated the people, the better it on the economy, which in the long run helps our development as a nation. You don’t do physical infrastructure before human infrastructure. Human capital is too low in Nigeria. “
He continued, “You need to pull people, people, out of poverty. That’s what the Asian countries did. India pulled 250 million people out of poverty in 5 years,”
“What people are acquiring now is no longer greed. It’s become a sickness. People are sick here. People have to reduce their greed. People are acquiring what they don’t need. 80 billion nairas is a budget of a state. That’s no longer greed, it’s sickness.”
On improving economy he made it known that mixing politics and economy is not working for Nigeria. For the economic growth must stand on its own principle without politicking its functionality.
Obi said, “One of the main reasons why Nigeria is not progressing economically is that people think our problem can be solved by politics. The engine of solving this problem is the economy. The economy must work. The engine of productivity is the young people.
“The reason why it’s worse now is that we young people in their productive age doing nothing at the time the system is supposed to support them; at the time they have all the energy. The greatest employer of labour is the Micro Small Enterprises. That’s where the dominant young people are. They need to be supported with ideas and grants. They need to be properly directed. Government need s to give them hope.”