Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo state has called on Nigerians to change their consumption pattern.
Oshiomhole said “The nation’s consumption pattern has been so distorted by the few who have access to stolen money, such that everywhere you go in the country, we have imported foods.”
Adding that “Nigerians would have to go through a re-orientation, such that we don’t learn to perfect the act of consuming what we don’t produce, particularly those things that we can actually produce”
The Governor said this on a Channels Television programme- Sunrise Daily, while speaking on the steps to get out of recession.
Oshiomhole, who has constantly blamed Goodluck Jonathan’s administration for Nigeria’s dwindling fortunes, said our current economic problem is self-inflicted.
According to him the only way to tackle recession will be to put policies that will encourage production in place.
Oshiomhole also added that change cannot come in a short while, citing a backlog of problems that existed before President Buhari’s administration as the reason.
He said “There has to be a time lapse between when you formulate policies on the basis of what you found on ground, and when the benefits of those policies begin to manifest, If it takes 60 years to get to this terrible state we are in, why would anybody think that under 15 months of a new government, we will fix it?”
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate in Edo state, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, recently accused Governor Adams Oshiomhole of using 65% of the state’s capital vote to develop his village.