Former Senate President condemns desperation by Politicians

Cyril Okonkwo, Abuja

Nigeria’s former Senate President, Ken Nnamani

Nigeria’s former Senate President, Ken Nnamani has condemned desperation among politicians, advising them to engage in other ventures to make to ends meet.

Senator Nnamani stated this on Thursday while speaking with State House correspondents after he led a group of European investors to meet the Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo.

“Don’t be a desperate politician…Desperate politicians do desperate things,” he advised Nigerians.

Senator Nnamani said: “I think our problem is that if you enter politics and you have no second address the chances that you will enter into trouble are very high. I’m not just a politician. I was in business before entering into politics. So, I have a second address and my suggestion to Nigerians who are struggling in politics is, make sure you have a second address.”

The former Senate President said that he was at the State House “strictly on business” and to observe how receptive government was to the investors.

Confidence in Nigeria
According to him, ”the Vice President was quite receptive to the investors, justifying the confidence they have in Nigeria.”

Senator Nnamani said the investors, through their company, Eland Oil and Gas, UK, already have billions of dollars worth of investments in Nigeria, stressing“that tells you the confidence the company has in our country.”

A member of the delegation and President of Integra Capita, Argentina, Jose Mazano said “the vice president was so warm and he transmitted the trust that the government has in private investment.

“We are very happy of being in Nigeria.  We like the business atmosphere.  There is creditability…We have already invested in Nigeria but we plan to do more.”

Nigerian businessman, Emeka Offor said the investors would be investing in oil and gas as well as in power.

“They have seen that the atmosphere in the country is conducive for investments we are exploring the particular region we are going to invest,” Offor said.


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