Katsina Governor, Aminu Masari says the country has never been poor but only lack good leaders across all levels of governance.
According to Masari, with the right leadership, the country will get back to its rightful position.
He also commended President Muhammadu Buhari for his visionary leadership and said such will produce more transformation leaders in the country.
“Nigeria has never been poor and it is not even poor today but the country has shortage of leaders at various levels, but the so-called big men are all over the place.
“I do believe that the direction Mr President wants to take this country is the one that would produce leaders and not rulers. And I’m sure that with the right leadership, the little resources we have will be enough to take us to the promise land.”
He accused past governments of mismanaging the nation’s wealth.
The leadership question
The former Speaker of the House of Representatives, however, said Nigeria will be better off with more money.
“People say there is no money; yes, but I believe if there is enough, we will be better off, but when the country had the money, and, at a point, the price of crude oil was $140 per barrel and, from 1999 to 2015, the average price was $100, what was the achievement? The problem boils down to leadership.”