Professor Pat Utomi, renowned political critic insecurity, poverty, unemployment, and anger has left the Nigerian economy in an appalling state.
Utomi made this disclosure on Sunday, January 16, during a hybrid meeting of Nigerians in Dallas, Texas, in the United States, nothing they had a duty to champion a massive intervention to rescue Nigeria.
According to the former Presidential candidate, the Diaspora was a high stakeholder with a moral obligation to help halt the drift in Nigeria; since they remit more money home than Nigeria earns from Crude Oil sales.
He said the Diaspora which has higher competencies and a global network; but is being blocked from their natural role in national rejuvenation by professional politicians in Nigeria; who thrive on exclusion to achieve state capture, deserves a place at the table.
He also revealed that the NCFront Movement, several of the political parties, and civil society organizations will announce a political party platform that will enable Nigeria to regain prosperity.
Utomi told his Diaspora audience that the shadow government; which he leads has offered an economic revival blueprint that has a critical role assigned to the Diaspora.
He further indicated that the National Economic strategy which is built on clusters of manufacturing hubs and technology parks in the six zones of Nigeria driving global value chains anchored on the Latent comparative advantage of each zone’s factor endowments will produce a dramatic turnaround in Nigeria’s fortunes.
He promised that as soon as the current government is replaced; there would be a Diaspora global roadshow to showcase opportunities for Diadpira joint ventures; on the select endowments around which the value chains will be rolled out.
Referring to the PDP and APC as the same, Utomi said Nigeria must move away; from the politics of big men to those of big ideas.
He said it was this politics of big men that deluded many; including himself to think Buhari would help eliminate corruption; only for corruption to get worse on his watch.