Rauf Aregbesola, the former governor of Osun State has said that if Nigeria did not work hard to improve its fortune, the nation would remain poor.
He disclosed this on Saturday while spealing at APC symposium in Lagos.
“Today, OPEC allowed Nigeria to extract and sell 2million barrel of crude oil per day but we don’t get that quantity. Even if we get 2million barrel per day and if the price rises to $100 per barrel, it means our income will be $200 million.”
“If you divide this by 200 million people, it amounts to $1 per every Nigerian. We have to check our population by practicing birth control. If we don’t address this, we would have huge problems to deal with. We would also need every able-bodied person to work.”
“If we don’t work harder to improve our fortunes, we would continue to be poor.”