Addressing a cross section of journalists in his office yesterday, the PDP candidate at the just concluded senatorial elections in Lagos West, Otunba Segun Adewale opined that the reason for his involvement in politics is due to the high level of poverty he has seen in the land and the need for someone to stand up to correct this anomaly in the society. He also stated categorically that Nigeria is only responsible to few individuals and not the general populace as seen in many other countries.
The senatorial candidate who is currently training 20 youths from Lagos West Senatorial District (2 per Local government) when asked on the assurances of getting a job for the participants at the training stated that the world's economy does not favor what you study, but what you know as service industries have become the order of the day. "These graduates will be trained on what they should know and do to become relevant in the world today".
He also advised other graduates who are not beneficiary of this scheme to look out for problems they can solve in the country. "The more problem you can solve, the more money you can make. Solving more complex society problems bring much more money".
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On Nigeria's problem, he asserted that the problem of Nigeria is fundamental. "It is not about change of leadership but a change of system which involves a total overhauling of the constitution. Our situation is like using a typewriter in the 21st century for business while other businesses are looking at computers and smart devices". Part of the overhauling of the constitution also involves removing a constitutional term limit for presidents as seen with legislators. "From what I studied in geography, I know that real development takes time, within 10 to 15 years. Removing term limits means a serious government could make long term plans for development without thinking of another government coming in 4 or 8 years time to shatter all progress that must have been made".
Before concluding his media chat, he advised all youths and elites to get involve and participate more in politics as their non-participation is giving room for more illiterates and incompetent people to paddle the affairs of the nation. He also wished General Buhari well for the next four years as the president of the nation.
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