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General News of Wednesday, 4 May 2022


'The problem facing this country is caused by the elites' - Rotimi Amaechi

Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi has blamed the elites in Nigeria of being the problem facing the country.

He said this on Tuesday, May 3 whiles speaking at the 2022 World Press Freedom Day celebration in Uyo.

In his speech, he called on Nigerians to vote wisely ahead of the 2023 elections and hold the politicians accountable to their promises.

"The problem of the country is not the poor man in Akwa Ibom or Rivers, in the South East or in the North. It is you and I, the elite," he said.

On the issue of restructuring, Rotimi said: "Why you are hearing restructuring, it is because the elites’ consensus on sharing (resources) is disappearing.

"It is because there is nothing to share again. We are broke. The problem facing this country is caused by the elites, including you."