2023: Nigeria Is Rich, Tinubu Tells APC Screening Panel
The former Governor of Lagos State and All Progressives Congress presidential aspirant, Alhaji Bola Ahmed Tinubu, yesterday told the party’s Presidential Screening Committee that Nigeria is rich. He also highlighted what he described as “the highways to the country’s development.”
According to an earlier report in The Punch, Tinubu told the panel that: “There are three highways in the development of a nation. If you have gas or supplying diesel, electricity transmission is also a highway and communication.
“I could remember that I brought Eron to this nation. Telecommunication is now a success today in Nigeria. I brought Econet. I helped them, they now want to adopt 5G, we started it.
“Nigeria is rich. The essence of our livelihood must be placed on short-term, and medium-term values. They must produce values for us,” he said.
He made the declarations while answering questions the panel members asked him about his educational background and his plans for Nigeria’s development, among others.
In the videos, according to The Punch, “Tinubu boasted about his initiatives in Lagos and how he helped Nigeria develop its telecommunication sector.
“He also defended why he is qualified to be Nigeria’s president amidst controversies over his age and educational background.
The screening panel was chaired by Chief John Odigie.