UNBELIEVABLE! Senator Preaches To Colleagues On Why Not To Have More Cars And Grow Economy, See Reactions

Senator representing Rivers East in the Upper Chamber of the National Assembly, Andrew Uchendu, has said  his colleagues can power 5 million youths if they sell off some of their cars.

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The Senator made this shocking statement during a debate at the Senate on Thursday.

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His colleague Shehu Sani, senator representing Kaduna central, raised the issue of the killing of Faye Mooney, a British tourist, and Matthew Oguche, her Nigerian partner at Kajuru Castle in Kaduna state, last Friday.

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However, in his opinion, Uchendu said he believes that unemployment was a big contributor to insecurity in the country. He suggested that if fellow senators would agree to sell their cars and use the proceed to set up a factory, many unemployed Nigerian youths will be engaged.

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His words: “We own three, four, five vehicles and I’m sure we can do much better with two.”

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“Our contemporaries in the US, do they own four vehicles on the road? If we dispose of our two vehicles and use the proceeds to set up a small industry, wouldn’t we be engaging five youths – we will be taking more than five million youth from the highway.”

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On why recommendations of a security summit held by the Senate had not been implemented.

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“Under your leadership, there was a security summit, conclusions were reached to study all the contributions and make appropriate recommendations, the question I want to ask is where do we go from there?” he asked.

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“Has anything been done, if nothing has been done, why? We come here everything violence and security and all that.

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“Who are the key drivers of this process, these killings, the youths. They have two vital assets, time and energy. Until our youths are an engaged, Mr President, this problem will continue.”

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Nigerians while reacting to the comment have flayed him with some citing that he could have raised this point ealier when he just got into the National Assembly instead of waiting for when his tenure is almost coming to an end.

Yet he pays his aids a paltry sum of 30k every month. This man set.

— miodini 001 (@Miodini0) April 25, 2019

And he is also outgoing senator

— Ponta (@Pontauche) April 25, 2019

No wonder he now remembers his cars are too many

— Ponta (@Pontauche) April 25, 2019

SOURCE: Information Nigeria

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