22 May 2022, 5:04 AM (GMT)

COVID-19 Global Stats

527,269,092 Total Cases
6,299,913 Death Cases
497,219,456 Recovered Cases
HeadlinesNews

Businesses, People Are Suffering, Says Tony Elumelu 

Business mogul, Tony Elumelu on Thursday in a series of tweets on Twitter lamented over the worsening electricity, hike in prices of diesel, and its effect on businesses and people across the country.

Elumelu said businesses are suffering under the situation with Nigerian citizens groaning under food inflation as well.

“This morning, I am listening to my colleagues at the office bemoan the very pressing issues that they face everyday 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? It is clear that 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 rising. 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 for 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”.

Damilare Bankole

Managing Editor, Lagos Post Online. Damilare is a disciplined tech enthusiast and media entrepreneur with interest and unparalleled passion for model Web and app design technology. He is a firm believer in the meaningful role research and innovation can play in addressing economic issues across industries and sectors. He's passionate about online Journalism. Damilare is also a Photographer. M: +2348025837037 E: lagospostng@gmail.com

Related Articles

Back to top button