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General News of Friday, 26 May 2023


Dr Abati for president - Rufai backs Reuben Abati after he said he can 'run Nigeria if given the chance'

Dr Abati and Rufai Oseni on set play videoDr Abati and Rufai Oseni on set

Dr. Reuben Abati, a former spokesperson for former president Goodluck Jonathan says he can run the country if he is presented with the opportunity to.

Dr Abati who is a co-host on Arise TV made the comment on Friday, May 26 as he discussed the trendy political issues with Rufai Oseni.

According to him, the mass exodus of young and skilled Nigerian leaving to seek greener pastures abroad is a result of the bad policies from policymakers.

He said: "If I get the chance tomorrow, I will run this country. I can do it. This is the challenge, there are some of us who will stay here but the challenge is there are more people who are leaving."

"52 percent is more than half of the talent pool in Nigeria," he said.

A staggering 69% of Nigerians would relocate out of the country with their families if given the chance, a 2022 survey by the Africa Polling Institute found. Only 39% were willing to emigrate in 2019 according to the same poll.

Persistent insecurity, a crumbling economy and rampant corruption are the leading issues for the incoming Tinubu administration, according to a pre-election survey of voters by Lagos-based SBM Intelligence.