Obi said this in Ebonyi state on Saturday, September 30, 2017, where he spoke at a lecture organised to mark the 57th Independence Anniversary.
Obi also called on Nigerians not to blame the President for the country’s challenges.
The former Governor said this in Ebonyi state on Saturday, September 30, 2017, where he spoke at a lecture organised to mark the 57th Independence Anniversary.
According to Daily Post, Obi said “Nigeria should queue into sustainable development goals (SDG), not in signature. The country is there in signature and it is the only country that got involved in millennium development Gogl (MDG) and did not achieve one goal because as soon as we signed the signature, we threw it away and came here and started doing things wrongly.
“China put MDGs in their developmental agenda, they mainstreamed it in their developmental agenda and they are targeting to lift 16million people out of poverty but I don’t know how many people Nigeria will lift in the next 10 years because there is no such measurable goals, everything is done in confusion.
“Our reserve is weak today and we are not talking about savings rather we are borrowing more.
“We are moving from baggage economy to knowledge economy. So, the country should stop dwelling on solid minerals because it is a baggage economy and nobody lives with it.
“This is what Nigeria is doing and we are still talking about oil which is already destined to finish one day.”
Meanwhile, in his Independence Day remark, Senator Gbenga Ashafa urged Nigerians to be ready to make sacrifices for the country, adding that the scarcity currently experienced by the people will eventually become abundance.