Peter Obi, a former governor of Anambra state, says it is “madness” for public officials to move with a convoy of about 20 cars or more.
Obi, a former vice-presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), said he used to do the same thing until he discovered 13 of the cars in his convoy were empty.
He said this in his lecture at the convocation of Veritas University, Abuja, on Saturday.
He also said it is irresponsible of people to have about 20 policemen guarding them.
Obi said: “You see big people going round with 15 or 20 vehicles and causing confusion all over the place and disturbing public peace and everybody with his own big title.
“If I was coming here with 20 policemen, to Nigerians, that shows I am ‘Your Excellency’. That is irresponsibility; it doesn’t happen anywhere in the world.
“There is no place in the world that I have seen where one man moves around with 22 vehicles. It is madness.
“I used it as a governor. You will not believe it. I used it as a governor until I asked to find out one day how many of the cars people were occupying, and about 13 of the cars were empty.
“So the cars were creating nuisance for the public and making things difficult for the travelling people and in Nigeria that shows you are powerful; you are in power.”
The former governor said Nigeria has to seek new ways of doing things, else the system will collapse.
“We have to be innovative in politics,” he said.
“We have to get the right people who are prepared to save this country. We are in a bad situation.”
FG Cuts Down 2020 Budget
The Federal government has reduced the 2020 budget estimate from N10.594 trillion to N10.276 trillion.
The new budget proposal which is currently being considered by the leadership of the legislature reflects the economic realities of the outbreak and spread of COVID- 19.
It also reduces the oil benchmark from 57 dollars per barrel to 30 dollars per barrel, while the oil production volume was reduced from 2.17 million barrel to 1.70 million barrel and the exchange rate increased from N305 to a dollar to N360 to a dollar.
COVID-19: Some Pastors are confused, afraid of losing earthly possessions – Mike Bamiloye
Following the ongoing debates on the alleged relationship between COVID-19 pandemic, 5G network and the Antichrist, Mike Bamiloye, founder of Mount Zion Faith Ministries International has alleged that some pastors are confused about heaven.
Bamiloye on his Instagram page on Tuesday said most pastors this time are not sure of heaven and are worried about losing their earthly possessions.
His post reads: “Some ministers of God are confused. They’re not sure of heaven, and they don’t want to lose their empire on earth. They are not expecting him.”
His post is coming at a time Matthew Ashimolowo, Pastor of Kingsway International Christian Centre, KICC, criticized Pastor Chris Oyakhilome and other pastors who are attributing the COVID-19 pandemic to 5G and Antichrist.
Oyakhilome in a viral video linked the Coronavirus and the 5G network to Antichrist.
However, Ashimolowo expressed disappointment in pastors who are allegedly bringing up the conspiracy theories.
He warned Christians to avoid being deceived by some Church leaders linking the current shock in the world to the Antichrist.
Also, Pastor Sam Adeyemi on Tuesday night debunked claims by Pastor Chris Oyakhilome that Churches were shut down by the government in order to install the 5G network.
Making reference to 1918, Adeyemi said Churches, Mosques, schools and markets were also shut in Nigeria during the influenza pandemic and it was not Anti-Christ.
He warned pastors against giving extreme interpretations to things happening in the world.
34 Lagos joggers bag 14-day quarantine
A Yaba Magistrates’ Court in Lagos has sentenced 34 persons to one month community service for violating the social distancing directives of the Lagos State Government.
The court convicted the defendants following their plea of guilty to a one-count charge of working out in a group larger than 20 persons on the Gbagada-Oworonsoki Expressway.
The court ruled the violators should be quarantined for 14 days at the Infectious Diseases Hospital Yaba or any other place designated by the government.
Three others pleaded not guilty.
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