What I Noticed When I Went To Egypt – Peter Obi

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Peter Obi has disclosed more findings from his trip to Egypt which lasted for three days.

Recall that Peter Obi went to Egypt to understudy, among others, the Egyptian Power Sector, Education, Planning and Finance Sectors. His trip to Egypt resulted to several controversies by Nigerians, especially activists.

However, ever since he returned from the trip, he has been dishing out his findings and how he can move Nigeria forward with what he learnt from Egypt.

Peter Obi shared a video of him further explaining what he discovered about the Egyptian Power sector.

He recalled that in September, 1964, Sir Abubakar Tafawa Balewa who served as the first and only Prime Minister of Nigeria upon independence, wrote a letter to World Bank requesting for $82m to build the Kainji Dam, a dam across the Niger River in Niger State of Central Nigeria.

He said that upon building Kainji Dam, Tafawa Balewa was able to generate over 1000 megawatts of electricity.

He showed his displeasure that over 60 years after, Nigeria cannot generate up to 4000 megawatts of electricity, saying that it is unacceptable.

He said that he just went to Egypt and discovered that they have already added over 30,000 megawatts of electricity within the space of five years.

He also said that all the people he met at the Power plants in Egypt were Engineers who were trained in Egyptian Universities.

He said that when he went to the ministries, the people he met were all trained in Egypt.

He said that there is need to invest in Education in Nigeria. He added that he has visited all the states in Nigeria, but none of them is producing anything, because the country has not invested in the people.

Peter Obi said that despite having 76.3 square kilometers of land, Niger State cannot feed themselves, not to talk of Nigerians. Whereas Netherland has 33,000 square kilometers of land, but they exported 120 billion worth of agricultural products last year.

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