NewsReport gathered that according to Tony Elumelu, businesses in Nigeria are suffering, and we need to hold our leaders more accountable.
Tony Elumelu, the founder of The Tony Elumelu Foundation and the owner of Heirs Holdings and Transcorp, has expressed his discontent with the issues that Nigerians face on a daily basis.
Tony Onyemaechi Elumelu, one of the world’s 100 most important individuals, took to Twitter to express his displeasure with the poor administration, insecurity, and other difficulties that Nigerians face on a daily basis.
This morning, I am listening to my colleagues at the office bemoan the very pressing issues that they face every day in this country, and how things have been getting worse and worse – no electricity for 5 days, hikes in the price of diesel, frightening food inflation, etc.
How can a country so rich in natural resources have 90% of its citizens living in hardship and poverty? I have often said that access to electricity is critical for our development, alleviation of poverty and hardship. And speaking of security, our people are afraid!
Businesses are suffering. How can we be losing over 95% of oil production to thieves? Look at the Bonny Terminal that should be receiving over 200k barrels of crude oil daily, instead, it receives less than 3,000 barrels, leading the operator @Shell to declare force majeure.
Why are we paying taxes if our security agencies can’t stop this? The reason Nigeria is unable to meet its OPEC production quota is not because of low investment but because of theft, pure and simple!
Meanwhile, oil-producing countries are smiling as their foreign reserves rise. What is Nigeria’s problem? We need to hold our leaders more accountable!
Elections are coming – security and resources need to be everyone’s agenda – let’s be vocal about our nation’s priority.
Evil prevails when good people are silent. We need to be vocal about 2023. Let’s focus on Nigeria. Demand and advocate for leaders that deliver.
In 2023, Nigeria must be on a strong trajectory for progress and development.
What People Are Saying
Good day Sir @TonyOElumelu,
The problem isn’t about us being vocal sir.
We have been vocal a few times and the results were terrible. I believe you were aware of what happened to the youths in 2020!
Also, sir, do you think our votes count?
Raphael Onuku @raphaelboffin,
To the best of my knowledge, they have already decided on who the next president, governor, and/or senator, etc would be in our country. How then do our votes, voices, and choices count? How sir? How can our voices be heard when they are eager to shoot at us?