17th December, 2010
If we donâ€™t change our ways, our future as a state and country is doomed, saysÂ Olugbenga Banjoko, an aspirant who intends to contest for a seat to represent theÂ East District of Ogun State in the upper chamber of the National Assembly under theÂ Action Congress of Nigeria.
Speaking with P.M.NEWS recently in Lagos, the aspirant said the biggest problem inÂ the country today is poverty, because many Nigerians lack basic human needs thatÂ include clean water, nutrition, education, healthcare, electricity and affordableÂ housing among others. He described the ACN as the party to beat in Ogun in the nextÂ elections, promising to bring the dividends of democracy to the doorsteps of theÂ electorate if elected. He added that corruption is the major factor contributing toÂ poverty in the country.
â€œIs this the future? Nigeria is 50 years behind in technological know how. OurÂ infrastructures are old and lack of maintenance, our health system needs to beÂ updated, we have serious environmental issues, just like we lack a defined foreignÂ policy,â€ he stated, adding that, â€œthis is the time to come together to resolve theÂ problems our nation is facing.â€