The former governor of Cross River State, Donald Duke, has said governments at all levels in the federation are not spending enough on her citizens.
The Cross River former governor stated this in his keynote address at the 3rd Mike Omotosho annual lecture that held today in Abuja.
“Between 1979 and 1983, President Shagari spent an average of $25 billion for 90 million people, today its $23 billion for a population of over 180 million people. We are not spending enough on the people,” Duke said.
He went further to say that the leadership of present administrations “aspire for the things of other countries”, stressing “but you’re not concerned about your own country”.
Expounding on the theme of the lecture, Duke asserted that “Millennials are technologically sound”, and charged they should take over the mantle of leadership”.
“Millennials, nobody’s going to hand over authority to you. You’ve got to grab it,” he stated.
Speaking on if Nigeria is a failed state, he said, “I don’t know what the definition of a failed state is; but a country that cannot provide for her people is failing”.
TheNewsGuru reports the 3rd Mike Omotosho annual lecture was themed “Millennials as protagonists for nation building”.
In attendance were Dr. Mike Omotosho, who is presently the Labour Party national chairman, his wife, Dr. Sisi Omotosho.
Also in attendance were the Senior Special Assistant to the Kebbi State Governor, Aisha Augie-Kuta and Former Governor, Cross River, Donald Duke, who was the keynote speaker.