Gov Peter Obi quotes that set the internet on fire...
"To you young people, Take Back your Country...it
is your future they are toying with". - Peter Obi
"I reduced my convoy to 5 vehicles and you cannot
buy fuel unless I am in the car".- Peter Obi
"If I sleep in a hotel and have to pay N250k a night,
I will be awake all night...feeling like I was robbed".
- Peter Obi
"You know there are many big men in Anambra
state, so when they want to see me, I say to them I
will come to you instead".- Peter Obi
"We handed schools back to Churches and by 2013,
we were number one in WAEC."- Peter Obi
"I beg you to participate more in politics, the
society we help them abuse today will take its
revenge tomorrow".- Peter Obi
"The only way out of recession is to spend for
growth. You can only spend for growth either from
savings or from borrowing.
The question is: what are you borrowing for?
Are you borrowing for consumption or for
When you borrow for consumption, you are heading
-- Peter Obi.
" I had to stop the Presidential lodge in Anambra...
A project awarded at 400million. I had to close
down state house in lagos and Abuja... Because I
felt we dont need it.... Even when other states
" They said President Obasanjo is coming... I went
to borrow the kind of cars they wanted... Instead of
spending millions... From a neigbouring state."
"I requested Obasanjo to spend the nights in my
lodge Since they said he must sleep over... I asked
my wife to pack out of my bedroom... We went
opposite to lodge in a hotel (name mentioned) for
the week, we paid N30,000 instead of N100,000."
"I used the 150million for 2 bullet proof cars to buy
almost 50 Peugeot cars at 3 million each.. gave 17
to JUDGES and 18 to permanent Secretaries
(because i discovered they did not have cars) and
kept 10 for govt house... which I used as
Governor... I did not use bullet proof cars as
"They said we should attend world Igbo Congress in
U. S.... That the budget WAS cut from 40 to
32million.... I asked them why... That only one
person should go and come and tell us what was
"Instead of paying 30,000 for each security
personnel (about 30) per night in Abuja, I told IG to
give me Police whenever am in Abuja....I travel
alone... Ppl complained.... The 15 drivers lodged in
Abuja state house...who come to airport to cause
confusion, i asked to go, kept only 3. The others to
go back to Akwa or look for job... I asked the cook
to go back to Akwa instead of giving him 30,000
"When Governors lodge and Govt house was burnt
before I came... With budget of 400million and 300
million, I repaired them for 42 million and 80million
respectively. They wanted to impeach me that I did
not spend by due process... Following the awarded
Contracts and contractor.... I saw a table.. That my
predecessor used, they said its old... I asked them
to renovate it... That all i needed was a table to
write as Governor... "
" So so so I was able to save money and made
sure that ANAMBRA HAS THE BEST ROAD
NETWORK THAN ANY OTHER STATE IN
♡♡♡♡♤♤♤♤ PETER OBI....WORDS ON
The former Governor of Anambra state, Peter Obi
made some staggering revelations on how most
states are run.
He made this revelation while speaking at The
Platform, a program organised by Covenant
The former Governor also called on Nigerians to
stop celebrating criminality, adding that there is
enough money for development in Nigeria.
Obi, who spoke on the topic: Cutting cost in
governance, said he saved over N75b for Anambra
Obi said he saved $50m and N7b in Access bank,
$55m and N10b in Fidelity bank, and $155.4m in
According to him, the over-bloated spending habit
of most governors is what is causing poverty.
Obi also added that the states can still function on
their income and still save money.
The former Governor called on Nigerians to
question the commitments of the leaders who they
voted into office.
He also slammed religious leaders for not speaking
up against corruption, especially when they know
the person has not viable source of income.
Speaking on calls to borrow money to boost the
economy, Obi said “There is nothing wrong with
borrowing. The crisis we are facing is that we do
not know what we are using the money we are
Highlighting ways on how Governors can save
money, he said:
1. Governors spend N600 - N800b to run their office
and sponsor their aides.
2. Initiate competitive procurement.
3. Do away with unconstitutional office of the first
lady which is run with N2b.
4. Reduce Governor’s cars to 2, instead of 6 bullet-
5. Reduce Govt house jeeps instead of 25 jeeps.
He revealed to the audience that it used to cost
him and his contingent, 10m per trip to Abuja when
Obi said he had to cut down the expenses, because
he found out that over 30 people who had nothing
to do in Abuja were going with him.
"When Ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo wanted to
come to Anambra state, they were supposed to
used N500m to construct a presidential lodge, but I
asked the President to sleep in my house through-
out his stay," he said.
Finally, the former Governor asked Nigerian youths
to take back their future by joining politics.
Peter Obi is a recipient of numerous national
awards and recognition as a result of his exemplary
tenure as governor.
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