The presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP) has revealed what he learned in his recent visit to Egypt.
The LP flag bearer maintained that Nigeria still has a lot to learn from the republic of Egypt in terms of investing in it’s citizens.
Mr. Obi revealed this during the Rhogic – Men of Valor Conference on Tuesday, explaining that all the experts across all sectors he met were trained in Egypt.
He further highlighted the importance of investing in education and diversifying the economy rather than relying solely on proceeds from crude oil.
He said,” All the people I met working in the powerplant, generating over 58,000 megawatt for about a hundred million people where engineers, Egyptians trained in the universities in Egypt.
“When I went to the ministries, it’s the same. There are all educated in Egypt. So you need to invest in your people in education.
“I’ve visited all the states in this country, there’s no production because we haven’t invested in people.
“Niger State has 76.3 thousand square kilometers of land. They can’t feed themselves, they can’t feed the country. Netherland is 33,000 square kilometers, they exported last year over 120 billion worth of agriculture.
“Taraba with 54.6 thousand square kilometers with mambilla plaza where you can do coffee, tea and flower. Kenya exported 600 million worth of flower. Those who pick flowers in Kenya are payed only 100 dollars.”
The former governor added that Ethiopia exported coffee worth 1.1 billion dollars, Sri Lanka exported 1.4 billion dollars, but Taraba cannot feed itself but waiting to share money from oil.