Kalu also said that Nigeria experienced a similar recession in 2014 and was able to survive it.
Kalu made the comment on Wednesday, September 7, 2016, when he hosted a group of clerics and diplomats at his home in Abuja.
“I'm calling on Nigerian youths to be of good use to themselves. Let me be honest with you, I cannot judge Buhari. He has a four-year mandate to turn things around. He still has time and I expect that he will do something,” the former governor says.
“Young people might be feeling frustrated. Government must not do everything. The only thing is that government is not paying enough attention to the manufacturing sector. If I am government, I will pay attention to manufacturing and agriculture.
“You pay attention through the entrepreneurs by giving them single digit loans and opportunities. All the enterprise done by government will not work until they see us as partners. When Dangote was starting his cement factory, he was encouraged by the government.
“Today, he is all over Nigeria. The problem is people are envious and jealous; they see Orji Kalu who is rich, but they do not know what I have gone through to get to this level. They want to be like me, and that is not possible,” he added.
Kalu also spoke on the current economic crisis saying that Nigeria will survive it because the country experienced a recession in 2014 and was able to come out of it.