Rotimi Amaechi, who have been Nigeria’s minister of transportation since 2015, has stated the bitter truth why he joined the political race in the country.
According to him, joining politics was not to “solve Nigeria’s problems” but out of unemployment.
The minister who disclosed in a recent interview with the PUNCH disclosed that he did not go into leadership with eager to becoming a political leader or desired to solve Nigeria’s problems but because of unemployment.
He lamented the poor representation of the people by political officeholders. He said the poor have never been properly represented by either the past or current administration, in which he is currently the minister.
“I didn’t join politics because I wanted to be a leader or because I wanted to solve Nigeria’s problems. I joined because of unemployment. I also believe there is a part that grace played in it,” the media quoted the minister as saying in an interview.
The poor are still here and I doubt if they would ever go away. What happens is that the elite – whether the capitalists or socialists – must manage them in such a way that they can be provided for,” he added.