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Peter Obi’s savage response on Tinubu’s 1,411 delegates at COP28 excite Nigerians

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The 2023 presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi has jabbed President Bola Tinubu over the large number of people he took along with him to the climate change conference in Dubai.

In a provisional list by the United Nations, Nigeria had 1411 delegates, the third highest contingents alongside China and the highest in Africa at COP28.

This raised alarm among Nigerians as they question the President’s spending despite the country’s economy instability.

Reacting to the huge number of delegates that accompanied Tinubu to Dubai, Peter Obi pointed out some irregularities associated with the Tinubu-led administration.

He wrote on his X page on Sunday, December 3;

In a twist of sad irony, let me congratulate the giant of Africa, Nigeria, for matching the great China, with the same number of contingents at the ongoing COP28 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Nigeria’s contingent to COP28 totaled 1411, the same number as the Chinese contingents. While China’s budget for 2024 is about $4 trillion, about $2,860 per head; Nigeria’s budget is about $33 billion, about $165 per head. China has a high Human Development Index, HDI, with a ranking of 79 out of 191 countries measured, and Nigeria has a low HDI, with a ranking of 163 out of 191 countries measured. Nigeria has more people living in ‘Multi-Dimensional’ poverty than China, despite China having seven times our population.

Most importantly, the vast majority of those in the Nigerian delegation to COP28 are either non relevant civil servants or relations, friends and hangers-on of high government officials. Most of them hardly understand or have anything to do with Climate Change.

This huge contingent is out at public expense at a time when most Nigerians can hardly afford food and basic needs as a result of economic hardship. I pray earnestly that a day will come soon enough when we can focus on competing with China on productivity and the miracle of migrating the highest number of its citizens out of poverty over a relatively short time. As we have kept emphasizing, we must stop waste as a a tradition of our government and nation. We urgently need to cut the cost of governance and invest in production.

We need to de-emphasize unnecessary ceremony and showmanship as a mode of government behaviour. We need to tie spending to necessity and national Priority. A New Nigeria is possible. We only need to do the reasonable and the necessary. -PO

Some Nigerians wrote;

@FS_Yusuf_: I love the sarcasm loaded in this tweet

@IkukuomaC: When Peter Obi told them we are now in the opposition they felt it would like the type PDP was doing for APC in the last 8 years they went to copy china but they can’t copy china economic index too

@von_Bismack: This is proper opposition. Nice one Peter

@great_raconteur: I hope Jagaban and Ajuri will not ban X because of this Sunday gbas gbos.

@jrnaib2: On your MadDebt we shall fly
Renewed Shege!

@BarcaPrincipal: The APC govt is just useless and wasteful… Imagine Toke Makinwa at a climate change conference… Shey na bumbum implant dem dey do there???

The APC govt is just useless and wasteful… Imagine Toke Makinwa at a climate change conference… Shey na bumbum implant dem dey do there???

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