Vice presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Peter Obi made some points during the debate between some VP candidates, on Friday.
The former Anambra state governor reiterated, a recent report by the United Nations, that Nigeria has the highest number of out-of-school children in the world today.
According to the PDP VP candidate, with the same period of Nigeria’s woes, China produced 7million jobs, and Nigeria lost 4million jobs.
Obi stated that Nigeria’s insecurity problems, is a direct product of her inability to create jobs, a thing other countries do at ease.
Here are some of the points he made
Our country today has the highest number of out-of-school children in the world today. Our inequality has worsened, our misery index has worsened.
Within the same period that China produced 7m jobs, Nigeria lost 4m jobs.
We have lots of security issues today because we are currently unable to create jobs which other countries have created effortlessly.
Today we virtually at a level where our debt is unsustainable.
Currently, we have a government that is doing what it is not suppose to do. The job of Government is supervision and to create an enabling environment for investments to thrive.
In 2014, we generated $21bn in FDI, in 2017, Nigeria attracted only $12bn. Unemployment and underemployment was 24% in 2014. In 2017 it is now 40%. Even our stock market has lost over N2Trillion in one year. You can’t shut down your shop and be chasing criminals.