The Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, has stated that tackling the widespread hunger and poverty in the country, is most critical to the President Muhammadu Buhari Federal Government,
He stated that: “If to you what is important is restructuring, I do not see anything wrong with restructuring, but I am saying it is not the most critical problem we have, the most critical problem we have, is that hunger and poverty are breeding insecurity.”
The Minister said this on Channels Television’s ‘Sunday Politics’.
He explained that the President Buhari administration is more concerned about reducing poverty in the country, and believes that creating jobs for the people will keep them away from crime.
His words: “If you are able to create employment, you create security. If you like hire as many men as you want to hire that are Policemen, you would do nothing until you put food in the hands of people.
“When you do not create a legitimate economy, the people will create for themselves an illegitimate economy, and be able to feed themselves.”
While admitting that many Farmers are unable to go to their farms in some parts of the country, Amaechi said that Nigeria is facing a kind of insecurity, unlike what was obtainable in the past.
“We are facing a different kind of insecurity.
“When we were in power as Governors, the problem we were facing was Boko Haram. Not is it much more than Boko Haram. We need to address those issues”, he stated.
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