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Past Leaders Should Be Blamed For Insecurity ~ Amaechi

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The Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, on Friday, May 7, 2021, said it was wrong for Nigerians to blame the widespread insecurity in the country on the All Progressives Congress-led regime.

The former Governor of Rivers State insisted that it was a misnomer for anybody to claim that banditry was caused by the current regime led by the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd), when, in reality, “the past leaders should be held responsible for mismanaging the resources of the country.”

Amaechi spoke on Friday, May 7, 2021, during the opening of the North Central Coordinating Office complex of the Nigerian Shippers Council and visual presentation of the proposed Maritime Resource Centre in Jos, Plateau State.

He said, “The earlier Nigerians begin to take people who can perform, the better. The reason we are doing this project is so that we can reduce banditry and insecurity because if you don’t create jobs, you will not reduce crime.

“The reason there is crime is that the rich men who ran the economy of Nigeria for years mismanaged it. I don’t know why Nigerians like to think that we are the first to be in government.

“Before we came, there were previous governments. If they had run the economy in ways that created jobs, today, we won’t be talking about insecurity and banditry. I usually tell people, if the rich do not allow the poor to sleep, will the poor allow them to sleep? All of us will be awake boxing one another.”

According to him, the mismanagement of the resources of all Nigerians “brought us where we are.”

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