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We Begged Audu Ogbeh To Join Buhari Administration – Osinbajo by Deeldorado: 3:53am On Aug 08, 2017
The Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo, on Monday revealed that the Muhammadu Buhari administration begged Agriculture Minister, Audu Ogbeh, to join the government.

Mr. Osinbajo made this remark at the Nigerian Initiative for Economic Development held at the Banquet Hall, State House, Abuja.

The acting president, while unveiling the potentials in the Nigerian economy, said apart from power and other economic investment areas, there is huge investment potential in the Nigerian Agricultural sector.

He, however, jocularly said Mr. Ogbe, was literally begged to join the government, adding that he was enjoying the wealth made from his agriculture investment.

“You heard the Minister of Agriculture talking about agriculture and the sad poem. By the way, I took the poem from him. This is a poem about how miserable it was at the time. Let me assure you that Chief Audu Ogbeh became very wealthy in the farming business,” he said.

“We literarily had to beg him to come into government because he seemed to be enjoying his wealth a little too much. But the truth of the matter is that the agric sector is a massive, massive sector.

“There was a Mexican who came to Nigeria; he is one of the big banana farmers, banana and pineapple farmers, and he is still in Nigeria. He is in eleven states now. He came in on the invitation of some Nigerians who wanted to export bananas.

“They wanted him to come in here, grow banana and export them. But what happened? After a while, they found that he wasn’t interested in exporting anything at all. When they asked him why, he said: “Look, I’m selling this stuff here. I’m making more money here than exporting it. Every one of these bananas I’m selling; every one of the pineapples I’m selling. He is still very happy with the market and the market is growing. The market is right here, this is the kind of place where you really just have to be here!”

The acting president explained further that Nigeria, with the size of its economy, is a huge investment market in Africa, adding that Lagos economy is almost six times of Rwandan economy.

“My friend is from Rwanda. Rwanda is a very lovely country and Paul Kagame is an incredible individual doing really good things in that country and I believe that the country will do great things,” he said.
“But compare Rwanda to Nigeria in terms of just the size of the economy. We have 36 states in Nigeria. Lagos alone which is the commercial nerve centre is six times the economy of Rwanda.

“So, really when you compare some of these things people say ‘Oh! I want to go to there; I want to go here…Yeah!’ It’s okay. But the truth of the matter is that if you are really serious about investing in Africa, this is where you have to come to.

“This is absolutely where you must come to. There is no other place,” he added.

He also expressed excitement about the partnership being built with the Nigerian Initiative for Economic Development NIED, adding that the government will facilitate regular engagement with stakeholders on a regular basis.

“We should not lose focus. I like the idea of investors knowing that the reason why you are coming to Nigeria is not to help Nigeria. You will ultimately end up helping Nigeria, but the reason why you are coming here is because this is a good place to do business.

“And that is the only thing that should interest us and focus our minds. Ultimately, we will help our country, but first and foremost, this is a very, very good place to do business and it is going to be a profitable place—and very profitable for all of us.”

Source: http://www.premiumtimesng.com/news/more-news/239513-begged-audu-ogbeh-join-buhari-administration-osinbajo.html

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Re: We Begged Audu Ogbeh To Join Buhari Administration – Osinbajo by AmuDimkpa: 3:57am On Aug 08, 2017
Lol. You begged him and he started importing grass from overseas. Lol

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Re: We Begged Audu Ogbeh To Join Buhari Administration – Osinbajo by fuckingAyaya(m): 4:11am On Aug 08, 2017
Guess you also begged lie Mohammed too

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Re: We Begged Audu Ogbeh To Join Buhari Administration – Osinbajo by olu1759(m): 4:35am On Aug 08, 2017
Jokers!!!at 70,if you no beg am nko.

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Re: We Begged Audu Ogbeh To Join Buhari Administration – Osinbajo by vincent10(m): 4:57am On Aug 08, 2017
We are yet to feels his impact

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Re: We Begged Audu Ogbeh To Join Buhari Administration – Osinbajo by Teacher1776(m): 5:01am On Aug 08, 2017
It is good to brag at times. But don't forget too that the economy of a single USA state like Florida or Newyork is bigger than the economy of Nigeria's 36 states including the FCT, put together. Yet they don't even talk about it.
Everytime I just wondered why God chose to punish Nigeria with these sets of clowns.

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Re: We Begged Audu Ogbeh To Join Buhari Administration – Osinbajo by CROWNWEALTH019(m): 5:06am On Aug 08, 2017
cheesy APC na joke cheesy

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Re: We Begged Audu Ogbeh To Join Buhari Administration – Osinbajo by dannytoe(m): 5:28am On Aug 08, 2017
Bunch of clowns, no one joins a sinking ship, cause he knows Apc is a failed party with failed promises.

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Re: We Begged Audu Ogbeh To Join Buhari Administration – Osinbajo by vedaxcool(m): 5:54am On Aug 08, 2017
Omo pained rats are invading this thread already

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Re: We Begged Audu Ogbeh To Join Buhari Administration – Osinbajo by compatriot: 5:59am On Aug 08, 2017
vincent10:
We are yet to feels his impact
i think the man is doing a great job in that sector. Keep it up the agric minister

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Re: We Begged Audu Ogbeh To Join Buhari Administration – Osinbajo by omowolewa: 6:22am On Aug 08, 2017
Not doing bad

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Re: We Begged Audu Ogbeh To Join Buhari Administration – Osinbajo by Prince081: 6:37am On Aug 08, 2017
Same way you people begged Buhari to contest. Remember the popular mantra"the youths are the leaders of tomorrow" Begging a man of over 70 years calls for concern.

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Re: We Begged Audu Ogbeh To Join Buhari Administration – Osinbajo by seunmsg(m): 6:49am On Aug 08, 2017
Teacher1776:
It is good to brag at times. But don't forget too that the economy of a single USA state like Florida or Newyork is bigger than the economy of Nigeria's 36 states including the FCT, put together. Yet they don't even talk about it.
Everytime I just wondered why God chose to punish Nigeria with these sets of clowns.

I really don't understand the point you are trying to make with this your comment. It was a forum about Nigeria's economic development and the aim is to highlight areas of our economy where people who want to invest in Africa can come in and invest. So, what's inappropriate about highlighting the fact that the economy of Lagos alone is six times that of Rwanda?

Almost all African countries want to attract foreign investment to their countries, it is then left for each country to package itself as the best place for investors by showcasing her strength and areas of opportunities compared to others. We don't have to keep abusing our leaders simply because we don't like their face or tribe.

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Re: We Begged Audu Ogbeh To Join Buhari Administration – Osinbajo by Nobody: 7:12am On Aug 08, 2017
You begged a man over 69 years old in a country where majority are youths.

You begged the old man and established BMC for the youths, the joke is on Nigerian youths.

Economy of Lagos maybe bigger than that of Rwanda, but it doesn't tell the whole story.

What matters are the Human Development Index,and per capita income, the HDI of Nigeria is very low compared to some African countries.

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Re: We Begged Audu Ogbeh To Join Buhari Administration – Osinbajo by ashjay001(m): 7:38am On Aug 08, 2017
Teacher1776:
It is good to brag at times. But don't forget too that the economy of a single USA state like Florida or Newyork is bigger than the economy of Nigeria's 36 states including the FCT, put together. Yet they don't even talk about it.
Everytime I just wondered why God chose to punish Nigeria with these sets of clowns.

Just so u know, I didnt have to turn d phone any which wa, to read ur t.

Florida n N.Y., have been doing d right for over a century! At a time, they even had slaves working to build their economy. And, they'll just recently came out of a recession too! Stop d inferiority complex comparison. Every country needs to survive d best way it can, which could be unique to it!

China, knowingly devalues it currency, regularly! And una still dey complain say naira dey 360!

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Re: We Begged Audu Ogbeh To Join Buhari Administration – Osinbajo by lonelydora(m): 7:54am On Aug 08, 2017
They begged him thinking he has something to offer. The only thing he can offer is "Nigerians eat rice too much" and he "wants to import grass from brazil"

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Re: We Begged Audu Ogbeh To Join Buhari Administration – Osinbajo by Jerrypolo(m): 7:55am On Aug 08, 2017
undecided
Re: We Begged Audu Ogbeh To Join Buhari Administration – Osinbajo by GreenMavro: 7:56am On Aug 08, 2017
now we begging PMB to resign

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Re: We Begged Audu Ogbeh To Join Buhari Administration – Osinbajo by diportivo: 7:56am On Aug 08, 2017
as usual

i.diots wont read before commenting

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Re: We Begged Audu Ogbeh To Join Buhari Administration – Osinbajo by KayDEAN(m): 7:57am On Aug 08, 2017
diportivo:
as usual

i.diots wont read before commenting
U that read, what have you commented?

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Re: We Begged Audu Ogbeh To Join Buhari Administration – Osinbajo by NothingDoMe: 7:57am On Aug 08, 2017
AmuDimkpa:
Lol. You begged him and he started importing grass from overseas. Lol
Hahaha. You are mean
Re: We Begged Audu Ogbeh To Join Buhari Administration – Osinbajo by maggilove(f): 7:58am On Aug 08, 2017
Now its paying off for him.
Re: We Begged Audu Ogbeh To Join Buhari Administration – Osinbajo by NothingDoMe: 7:59am On Aug 08, 2017
Teacher1776:
It is good to brag at times. But don't forget too that the economy of a single USA state like Florida or Newyork is bigger than the economy of Nigeria's 36 states including the FCT, put together. Yet they don't even talk about it.
Everytime I just wondered why God chose to punish Nigeria with these sets of clowns.
and their minions
Re: We Begged Audu Ogbeh To Join Buhari Administration – Osinbajo by zeusdgrt(m): 7:59am On Aug 08, 2017
It is too early for me to read nonsense pls

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Re: We Begged Audu Ogbeh To Join Buhari Administration – Osinbajo by muller101(m): 8:00am On Aug 08, 2017
Beg me too I will perform more than onu
Re: We Begged Audu Ogbeh To Join Buhari Administration – Osinbajo by NothingDoMe: 8:00am On Aug 08, 2017
vedaxcool:
Omo pained rats are invading this thread already
Shock us by saying something sensible. Something that doesn't involve crossing out words.

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Re: We Begged Audu Ogbeh To Join Buhari Administration – Osinbajo by Nobody: 8:00am On Aug 08, 2017
He, however,jocularly said Mr. Ogbe, was literally begged to join the government.

The key words there are : "jocularly" and "literally" Don't take the Acting President out of context
Re: We Begged Audu Ogbeh To Join Buhari Administration – Osinbajo by refreshrate: 8:03am On Aug 08, 2017
@tksilicon: Let everything this govt is doing reflect on the economic status of Nigerians. Two years is enough. Osinbajo is getting worse than Buhari.
Re: We Begged Audu Ogbeh To Join Buhari Administration – Osinbajo by agitator: 8:05am On Aug 08, 2017
APC hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm tongue tongue tongue
Re: We Begged Audu Ogbeh To Join Buhari Administration – Osinbajo by aolawale025: 8:08am On Aug 08, 2017
Well he was agric minister when I was in secondary sch. He didn't achieve anything then. And so he is now
Re: We Begged Audu Ogbeh To Join Buhari Administration – Osinbajo by SalamRushdie: 8:08am On Aug 08, 2017
What difference has begging him made because Audubon OGBE has not achieved anything when compared to the previous minister of Agriculture

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