Ex-Osun State governor, Rauf Aregbesola, said Nigerians should earmark a day monthly to shed tears in lamentation of the country’s poor economy.
Aregbesola gave the advice while speaking at a symposium in celebration of Hon. Abdulahi Ayinde Enilolobo, a chieftain of the All Progressive Congress, APC, in Alimosho area of Lagos State.
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According to The Nation, the former governor noted with concern the low productivity of Nigerians allegedly causing the country’s economic woes, adding that the situation calls for crying monthly.
The paper quoted him as saying: “We don’t remember that we are poor here in Nigeria. If we have a deep thought, we ought to have a day of weeping every month.
“If we don’t work harder to improve our fortunes, we would continue to be poor. In 2017, Brazil had a population of approximately 200 million people almost about what Nigeria had. That year, Brazil had a revenue of about $600billion and a budget of $700 billion. Nigeria in that same year made $13 billion and a budget of $23 billion. Are the two countries equal?”