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Sunday, 2 October 2016

Watch former Governor Peter Obi's much talked about presentation at the Platform

A lot of Nigerians found former Anambra state governor, Peter Obi's presentation at the Platform, an annual event on leadership, business, creativity and national empowerment, which held in Lagos Saturday, as very deep and honest. In his presentation, the former governor narrated how he was able to cut down on reckless spending when he was in office.

He described the office of the First lady in states and  Federal level as an office of confusion as it adds to the reckless spending in all state government offices.
According to him, it cost an average of N2 billion to run the office of the first lady in each state.
"It costs an average of N2 billion to run that office and all the office does is to create confusion. If you do away with it, you have saved a state government of N2 billion and N72 billion for all 36 states" he said.
He narrated how he had to cut down on his aides and government officials that accompanied him to Abuja so he could save some money for his state
"When I came into office, my first trip to Abuja I traveled with over 30 people. Everybody had a title to be in the plane. So I asked myself, I am the only one being invited to Abuja. I pay for 30 people to Abuja, constitute a problem to the traveling public, I am the one going to Abuja for a meeting. Because they are idle and in the hotel, they eat more so I have a lot of bills to pay. In the end, every trip was costing me N10 million and at times I do this four to five times in a month so I had to ask what the purpose of each person in Abuja and I found out the only person who was needed in Abuja was me" he said.
Watch the videos below:

67 comments:

iyke igbozendu said...

Thanks for ur contribution in taking my state to the next level

uchechukwu adiele said...

Watched it yesterday and I must say it was spot-on. It then means that the solutions to Nigeria's problems are truly doable.

Vivian Reginalds said...

Smart man
-D great anonymous now as Vivian Reginalds

Anonymous said...

They all go about talking after leaving the office, trying to be a part of the masses. They all contributed to where we are today in Nigeria

freeborn bamislam suani ahmad bamislam said...

Yes i watched it yesterday.
i learn allow of things yesterday from him
HOW I WISH THAT PETER IS NIGERIA PRESIDENT EW FREEBORN WEPT!
Please did terrorist buhari the cartoon love and his useless apc watch it huh?
Peter,prof osaghea and Matthew kuka's speech are the best how i wish terrorist buhari will step down in peace and be a hero.
INCORRUPTIBLE HEAVENLY MAN


















#sad indeed

Odibe Blessing said...

He needs to come out for president,we ned young,fresh n intelligent people like him on our government

Tochukwu Uchendu said...

Simple give him a chance and let's patch up Nigeria. Peter Obi is well grounded to sheer the ship.

Anonymous said...

Nna Amanbra road networks is something else! Peter may ur children never lack IJN

Anonymous said...

Aka Aradite Peter Obi
That's why u didn't allow the Airport officials to help you carry your luggages when you came back from holidays 3 months ago because you don't want give those poor lads a little token.I saw your wheeling the bags and sweating.

I am not impressed.

livingstone chibuike said...

Good looking out to him

Oj said...

Shall we for heavens sake say NO NOW to the office of first ladies in Nigeria! What more evidences do we need? We all see their damn profligate lifestyles ... from their mama at the Top 38 thousand Dollars hand bag to 58 thousand dollars wrist watch. This is replicated in the entire 36 states...where their populace are dying of common diseases. .These people have no conscience!

NaijaDeltaBabe said...

I'm impressed tho


...merited happiness

Ifeadika Ike said...

My love for Peter Obi is not because am from Anambra State but this man not just transformed Anambra but saved a lot of money for the state and that's why the state is booming even at the recession being experienced now...I have met him on several occasion at Sheraton Abuja. You hardly see him with personal and security aides...People call him stingy Governor because he refused to spend the state money recklessly and to party members... Fmr Gov Peter Obi restored good governance in Anambra. He brought peace and did not go after his perceived political enemies and even people that impeached him...Through his ANIDS programs, he transformed virtually all the whole sectors during his regime...He brought every denomination in Anambra together and wasn't discriminatory irrespective of your senatorial zone...You hardly notice him when he is plying the road as he doesn't use siren....He returned the schools to the missionaries after equipping them and still go ahead to support them...He brought world bank and other supporting agencies and attracted a lot of investment to the state....HE DID A LOT I COULDN'T MENTION.....The likes of Peter Obi is what we need in Nigeria and so many States...

ORDINARY PEOPLE said...

Na. Peter Obi is an exception. I am from Anambra state. All the good things will follow Peter Obi and his family. Amen.

That man was a saviour to civil servants in Anambra.

Anonymous said...

well spoken but being an Igbo he cant never be allow the presidential ticket. It will be very hard but he is a brilliant man. its not rocket science to make things work in this country period. i strongly believe in that.

PKE

Anonymous said...

He made so much sense that I wish he could be given a fresh term in some states

Kelly Chris said...

Okwute Ndi Igbo! He's a huge inspiration... I learnt I a whole lot from him yesterday.. My former Governor, I am proud of you. Dear Linda, send me the details of how to get my ticket via my Instagram handle @ekelly_ng please. It seems my Gmail is acting up please. Thanks

vinna saviour said...

Wise man

ONYX linda ikeji first son GODWIN said...

He's right tho, but I've been to Anambra, that's where we have Onitsha and aba right? And it was really disappointing... Overall, he did a good job as a governor! But he could have done better.

Anonymous said...

True talk.

Puddy Alpheaus said...

But I keep wondering why the Nigerian press always termed any ēwu, ãturù na òkùkō that governs Lagos as best governor. Peter Obi was exceptional, and I've always maintained it,that Anambra is the only south eastern state with a governor

Modaboard said...

Well spoken !!!!! Is time for us to wake up and join politics

Okwuchukwu Okafor said...

What do u know, if u are clueless bou sumfin,kp shut...

Incredible India

Eddy Ogbunambala said...

Peter for president!

Anonymous said...

Peter Odilli for president. I'll vote him I swear. He's knowledgeable of our economy.

Anonymous said...

In case you are doubting the price of Champagne which Peter Obi says N400,000, when a governor is talking Champagne, he is not talking the ones yahoo boys drink in club. He is not talking Moet and Chandon..... Armand de Brignac "Ace of Spades" Brut Champagne (6L) Price: $6,999.00 .

He has tasted champagne, he knows them. Nigerian government is the worst ever.

Anonymous said...

We men like you at the federal govt level

Ify said...

We love his aka aradite

No9! said...

You're part of the problem!

FRESH said...

He was my state governor, never liked him.watched him yesterday & wow! I was very impressed & proud of him & all that did.But my question is,if such people were close to GEJ, why didn't he tell him he was killing this country then? I pray people like him get to rule Nigeria. We have them.Lots of under 60 year olds who are so intelligent. We should actually attack the system that produces our president based on ethnic & religious gang up.I still won't take anything away from PMB. He is an honest sincere man.He will redirect our country first. We will do the rest after him.

Anonymous said...

I had of his guided buffet, where you are only allowed to pick only one type of meat. if you picked chicken, then you cant pick beef, snail or any other meat.

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Anonymous said...

Lolz...i like him like that. Everybody must not follow the status quo

Charles Ejiofor said...

Freeborn I hear your voice loud and clear

Anonymous said...

Some people might think its a Lie, This man changed the stautes quo in Anambra state, Things started working for real. We even nicknamed him Mr. anyi Enwero-Ego ( Anambra state dont have money). It really worked. I used to hate him but now, looking back to his achievement in Anambra, i celebrate him.

IFEANYICHUKWU EZE said...

I was reduced to tears yestdy while watching the platform. We should be celebrating independence but instead, we cry at the inhumanity of our leaders! We are jst enslaved to our own kind!

Charles Ejiofor said...

Peter all the way

Ada bekee said...

Peter Obi is bursting my brains!!! Nigeria can still change if we have people like this in governance. Buhari take note!!!

Janus said...

I am sorry to be this uncultured on social media but your comment betrays your level of understanding.

Ndubuka Miracle said...

I have serious respect for this man,this is the only governor that during his time no pensioner was owed in his state.

Anonymous said...

You get money for Nigeria wahala,you no get wahala. You good today, and die tomorrow.. you bad today tomorrow you turn to celebrity.. so till we tell ourselves the truth and work on it,then we can be united. Every tribe is important as far as Nigeria is concern. God bless Nigeria

Anonymous said...

This is the best post/video that I've ever read/watched on LIB. Peter was really a good governor. I pray Nigerian people both the leaders and the lead would take a cue from this guy. We have so much waste in Government.

Anonymous said...

You are nt making sense.....did u hear wat he jst said???

Chike Ngube said...

This con man again.Whats is he up to again.He claims to be prudent when state institutions collapsed under him.They are,the General Cotton Mill,Anambra State Water Corporation,the Ministry of Works Onitsha,Mineral Water Industry,Onitsha,Marketing Board and so on.Obi is seeking relevance and is trying to overwhelm a sitting governor by moving about to talk on Anambra.When Ngige did it to him,he raised alarm.Obi,a persona non grata is using the judiciary to frustrate Chief Umeh who did everything for him to secure his governorship position.Like the proverbial Chimpanzee who greeted the one who offered it cold water while thirsty,Obi dealt with Chekwas Okorie and Okorie cursed him.He also fell out with Ojukwus wife and now,he has lost out in PDP.Who the hell does he think he will deceive with his antics.What about the EFCC yet to investigate monthly N250 million Anambra money Obis boys were caught ferrying to Lagos during the early year of his first tenure.Obi should mind his business and stop playing childish pranks.

Juliet Iwuno said...

Nwa nna Chukwu gozie gi. Linda take note!

Emmanuel Ezerika said...

Best governor ever one day u will be president of nigeria

Anonymous said...

Fantastic speech.Peter Obi made some serious sense!just fantastic.

Chike Ngube said...

This con man again.Whats is he up to again.He claims to be prudent when state institutions collapsed under him.They are,the General Cotton Mill,Anambra State Water Corporation,the Ministry of Works Onitsha,Mineral Water Industry,Onitsha,Marketing Board and so on.Obi is seeking relevance and is trying to overwhelm a sitting governor by moving about to talk on Anambra.When Ngige did it to him,he raised alarm.Obi,a persona non grata is using the judiciary to frustrate Chief Umeh who did everything for him to secure his governorship position.Like the proverbial Chimpanzee who greeted the one who offered it cold water while thirsty,Obi dealt with Chekwas Okorie and Okorie cursed him.He also fell out with Ojukwus wife and now,he has lost out in PDP.Who the hell does he think he will deceive with his antics.What about the EFCC yet to investigate monthly N250 million Anambra money Obis boys were caught ferrying to Lagos during the early year of his first tenure.Obi should mind his business and stop playing childish pranks.

Chike Ngube said...

This con man again.Whats is he up to again.He claims to be prudent when state institutions collapsed under him.They are,the General Cotton Mill,Anambra State Water Corporation,the Ministry of Works Onitsha,Mineral Water Industry,Onitsha,Marketing Board and so on.Obi is seeking relevance and is trying to overwhelm a sitting governor by moving about to talk on Anambra.When Ngige did it to him,he raised alarm.Obi,a persona non grata is using the judiciary to frustrate Chief Umeh who did everything for him to secure his governorship position.Like the proverbial Chimpanzee who greeted the one who offered it cold water while thirsty,Obi dealt with Chekwas Okorie and Okorie cursed him.He also fell out with Ojukwus wife and now,he has lost out in PDP.Who the hell does he think he will deceive with his antics.What about the EFCC yet to investigate monthly N250 million Anambra money Obis boys were caught ferrying to Lagos during the early year of his first tenure.Obi should mind his business and stop playing childish pranks.

Anonymous said...

I LOVE PETER OBI SO MUCH.HE IS TESTED.TRUSTED.GROUNDED EMBELISH With THE FEAR OF GOD.IF ALL Nigerian GOVERNORS Can Do HALF Of WHAT He DID In ANAMBRA STATE,NIGERIA WILL BE A BETTER PLACE.AND IF NIGERIANS Can SHAWN RELIGION.ETHNIC AND SELFISH MENTALITY AND ELECT HIM AS PRESIDENT COMES 2019 NIGERIA AS A NATION WILL Be Like ANAMBRA.PLS LET THIS MESSAGE Be A MUST WATCH TO ALL POLITICAL LEADERS FROM FEDERAL,STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS.PETER YOU'RE REALLY ROCK.

Anonymous said...

I LOVE PETER OBI SO MUCH.HE IS TESTED.TRUSTED.GROUNDED EMBELISH With THE FEAR OF GOD.IF ALL Nigerian GOVERNORS Can Do HALF Of WHAT He DID In ANAMBRA STATE,NIGERIA WILL BE A BETTER PLACE.AND IF NIGERIANS Can SHAWN RELIGION.ETHNIC AND SELFISH MENTALITY AND ELECT HIM AS PRESIDENT COMES 2019 NIGERIA AS A NATION WILL Be Like ANAMBRA.PLS LET THIS MESSAGE Be A MUST WATCH TO ALL POLITICAL LEADERS FROM FEDERAL,STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS.PETER YOU'RE REALLY ROCK.

Anonymous said...

Are you not being paid? You are not meant to be impressed

Ije Chikwendu said...

Youth get up and join politics

Unknown said...

How would you be impressed, the wheeled his own bags. You are crying because he did not offer you money.

James Ono said...

How can you be impressed, he didn't offer you corrupt money. He wheeled his own bag, he is the one sweating. I cannot see your business!

ORDINARY PEOPLE said...

Remember the incumbent governor you're defending publicly apologize to Obi during a pastoral mass and ask the Archbishop to beg Obi on his behalf.

He was invited to a forum as one of the keynote speakers to speak on how to curtail wasteful spending in governance.

Enemy of truth, that's what you are.

Tommy Cane said...

Chike you are not making sense at all. You better go and sleep

ORDINARY PEOPLE said...

Chai chai. We have Onitsha and Aba in Anambra ? Empty head. Only Onitsha is in Anambra

Anonymous said...

Hello,

People like you who loose focus on facts and get buried in fictions. Are you there's to wheel Ex.Gov. Peter Obi's bag or get your legal responsibility done?

This is why the airport aides are more interested in looking for bags to wheel than doing their jobs. That's is pathetic!! We have more beggars there than workers. You should have been rationally encouraged by Peter's action of humility and exuberant attitude to work. It is this and associated "unsolicited bags wheeling", corruption and ignorance of Nigerians and Political that lead NIGERIA to this senseless Recession.

Sit up and face reality, USA, Europe are not readily wheeling bags but a country for the common good is everybody's gain which they have and keep.

Sit up people, sit up Nigerians and save this nation from senseless drowning in the ocean of ignorance and complacency.

Anonymous said...

I got 1m Naira reward for excellent academic performance from him towards the end of his tenure. I thought it was a joke until I cashed the cheque.

Eleojo Blessing said...

Correct man

apreel said...

No you're not right...aba is in abia state

Anonymous said...

Mumu that is how Buhari came o

Oyeols said...

My view exactly. They always know the solutions when they have left office.

Anonymous said...

Solution to Nigeria's problems start at the federal level with our politicians.

For anyone that has read the budget, operating the Senate and House of Reps cost too much. Our politicians eat up way more than their fair share of the budget. Neither do they add to it.

Politicians are among the 1% of rich Nigerians. They were overpaid and had access to the country's coffers.




***Lush

Ejiga GODWIN JNR said...

What a touching speech. It is easier said than done. i just wish above all things that as He Peter Obi speaks if voted for he will change the change ha nierians have been looking for.
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Anonymous said...

Chike ngube is nothing but a criminal element,go get a life bro..u re of no value to humanity.

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