The Governor of Rivers State, Governor Rotimi Ameachi, was on BBC Hard Talk, Thursday when he took some hard hitting questions on the state of the Nigerian economy.
Governor Ameachi did not mince his words in admitting that there’s is insecurity in Nigeria.
“There is huge insecurity in Nigeria.” The governor opined.
Still on the issue of insecurity, the governor attributed the level of insecurity to poverty. According to him the government has to tackle poverty by providing education and creating an enabling environment for industrialization, which he said could not happen without adequate power supply.
He went on to say that if these issues were addressed and there is a reliable health care delivery system it will eventually lead to job creation.
Addressing the issue of oil bunkering, Governor Ameachi decried his powerlessness as a state governor in tackling oil bunkering, describing himself as a, “Commanders-In-Chief without a troop”.