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28 States In Nigeria ‘technically Bankrupt’– Gov Ajimobi by Adesiji77: 9:33am On Dec 07, 2015
The governor of Oyo State, Senator Abiola Ajimobi, has raised the alarm that about 28 states in the country might have gone technically bankrupt.

Expressing similar sentiments,his Osun State counterpart, Mr. Rauf Aregbesola, also said that the country was sitting on a tinderbox with its army of unemployed youths.

The governors bared their minds at the 7th annual Lateef Femi Okunnu lecture, delivered by Ajimobi and titled: “State financing and over-dependence on oil: issues and challenge,” at the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife.

The event was put together by the Muslim Law Students of OAU.

Apart from the much discussed over-dependence on oil revenue, Ajimobi said that penchant for tax evasion by citizens, public and corporate entities, as well as corruption and disrespect for the rule of law were major challenges facing the states.

To get out of the doldrums, he again reminded the country that agriculture value chain was a neglected potential cash cow that must be revisited.

Besides, the governors said that the country’s fortune could be turned around if the opportunities in solid minerals, information and communication technology, services, manufacturing and others were explored.

Ajimobi said, “Our attitude is antithetical to development. We need to change our attitudes completely about payment of taxes and levies if we must avert the impending economic doom.

“As I speak, I can conveniently say that 28 states are technically bankrupt. The jaundiced view that taxes and levies might be embezzled if paid is an anathema. Public office holders are supposed to hold in trust public treasury. To do otherwise is to court the wrath of the law after leaving office.

“To the youths, I challenge you to imbibe positive leadership qualities such as you have found in our honoree and among other distinguished personalities you have seen or read about.

“You must join the moving train of development and explore information technology positively to advance in the current and future world.”

On his part, Aregbesola was confident that an estimated N625bn and more than N7tr could be injected into the economy on a monthly and annual basis respectively if the 25m youths said to be unemployed are gainfully employed.

The Osun helmsman noted that the creative energy of the citizens, especially the youth, would be activated and unleashedif the states and the country were to respond to the pervading challenges appropriately.

He said, “This will lead to increased productivity and wealth creation on a scale that we have never witnessed before.

“If the 25m youths said to unemployed by the National Bureau of Statistics today decide that they want to work and decently earnN25,000 every monthly it means N625bn new money will enter into the Nigeria economy.

“Here we need to separate between earning and collecting. If the youths decide to work like bulls then we will be talking about more than N7tr new money annually entering into the Nigerian economy.”
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Re: 28 States In Nigeria ‘technically Bankrupt’– Gov Ajimobi by coolzeal(m): 9:42am On Dec 07, 2015
Please we need the list of the states.

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Re: 28 States In Nigeria ‘technically Bankrupt’– Gov Ajimobi by trulords(m): 9:50am On Dec 07, 2015
For sure oyo dey there nah he just won prove saint... Smh.. .. Reduce ur wives and mistresses. ... Yeye people....

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Re: 28 States In Nigeria ‘technically Bankrupt’– Gov Ajimobi by VampireeM(f): 10:16am On Dec 07, 2015
Most APC governors are Incompetent Managers. Ajimobi and Aregberascal should keep waiting for federal allocation and depending on oil instead of creating a source of revenue for their states. Soon oil will finish, everyone would unfold their sleeping bags and sleep. Chanji Oshi undecided

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Re: 28 States In Nigeria ‘technically Bankrupt’– Gov Ajimobi by looseweight: 10:30am On Dec 07, 2015
Sooner or later, everyone will go back to farming

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Re: 28 States In Nigeria ‘technically Bankrupt’– Gov Ajimobi by Berrylite(f): 10:30am On Dec 07, 2015
Hmmm
Re: 28 States In Nigeria ‘technically Bankrupt’– Gov Ajimobi by kennyman2000(m): 10:30am On Dec 07, 2015
Lol...Technically bankrupt or corruptly corrupt..



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Re: 28 States In Nigeria ‘technically Bankrupt’– Gov Ajimobi by qdot3: 10:31am On Dec 07, 2015
Gud to see dis

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Re: 28 States In Nigeria ‘technically Bankrupt’– Gov Ajimobi by DONSMITH123(m): 10:31am On Dec 07, 2015
you don't mean it.
Re: 28 States In Nigeria ‘technically Bankrupt’– Gov Ajimobi by manutdrichie(m): 10:31am On Dec 07, 2015
grin

Every Governor in this APCsh1t Government is either analyst or spokesman

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Re: 28 States In Nigeria ‘technically Bankrupt’– Gov Ajimobi by cold(m): 10:31am On Dec 07, 2015
Most states are just interested in petrodollars. Their governors are inept,incompetent and bereft of ideas. It's a sorry state of affairs

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Re: 28 States In Nigeria ‘technically Bankrupt’– Gov Ajimobi by Ibelong2God: 10:31am On Dec 07, 2015
Should I say APC brought badluck to Nigeria?

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Re: 28 States In Nigeria ‘technically Bankrupt’– Gov Ajimobi by orijintv(m): 10:31am On Dec 07, 2015
END TIME STATES !!!!

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Re: 28 States In Nigeria ‘technically Bankrupt’– Gov Ajimobi by criminalmindz: 10:31am On Dec 07, 2015
only lazy governors and states are broke. osun state is no1

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Re: 28 States In Nigeria ‘technically Bankrupt’– Gov Ajimobi by Nobody: 10:32am On Dec 07, 2015
Incomplete Analysis!
I expected a list of states involved with documentary evidence.



angry
Re: 28 States In Nigeria ‘technically Bankrupt’– Gov Ajimobi by PresVA: 10:32am On Dec 07, 2015
States are bankrupt but politicians still count in billions and your families live extravagantly overseas. ..


Anyway, I hope Nigeria comes out of this economical mess soon!
Re: 28 States In Nigeria ‘technically Bankrupt’– Gov Ajimobi by loomer: 10:32am On Dec 07, 2015
But una still dey leave large. It's not affecting you guys.
Re: 28 States In Nigeria ‘technically Bankrupt’– Gov Ajimobi by Hefemale: 10:32am On Dec 07, 2015
That moment when dullards are in power

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Re: 28 States In Nigeria ‘technically Bankrupt’– Gov Ajimobi by starjet3: 10:32am On Dec 07, 2015
Ok sir
Re: 28 States In Nigeria ‘technically Bankrupt’– Gov Ajimobi by Beno3: 10:33am On Dec 07, 2015
more of APC States.

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Re: 28 States In Nigeria ‘technically Bankrupt’– Gov Ajimobi by gokay11(m): 10:33am On Dec 07, 2015
Blame Gej for it,awon were una no fit generate revenue.

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Re: 28 States In Nigeria ‘technically Bankrupt’– Gov Ajimobi by Nobody: 10:33am On Dec 07, 2015
List biko undecided
Re: 28 States In Nigeria ‘technically Bankrupt’– Gov Ajimobi by Latinko2: 10:33am On Dec 07, 2015
Ok man
Re: 28 States In Nigeria ‘technically Bankrupt’– Gov Ajimobi by Armaggedon: 10:33am On Dec 07, 2015
That hyperactive robot of a moderator that banned me for being pro-biafran should not be stupid to think such will stop biafra.

Seun he will only ruin your businness.

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Re: 28 States In Nigeria ‘technically Bankrupt’– Gov Ajimobi by MeesterMAN: 10:33am On Dec 07, 2015
OKAY
Re: 28 States In Nigeria ‘technically Bankrupt’– Gov Ajimobi by SpaceTour: 10:34am On Dec 07, 2015
All these states complaining now recently got FG bailout but some of them frittered the funds in jamborees, some others even bought hotels in Turkey thereby rendering their states hopeless and bankrupt. Game on.. cool

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Re: 28 States In Nigeria ‘technically Bankrupt’– Gov Ajimobi by tommykiwi(m): 10:34am On Dec 07, 2015
Tell that to the president.
Re: 28 States In Nigeria ‘technically Bankrupt’– Gov Ajimobi by nairagang1: 10:34am On Dec 07, 2015
Well try
Re: 28 States In Nigeria ‘technically Bankrupt’– Gov Ajimobi by 49cents(m): 10:35am On Dec 07, 2015
This guy's are clowns

They are in power both on the state and federal levels and they are busy talking as if they are in the opposition


Why can't, like Nike, just do it!
Re: 28 States In Nigeria ‘technically Bankrupt’– Gov Ajimobi by NOBODYY: 10:36am On Dec 07, 2015
PDP see wetin Una cause angry

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