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Nosedive In National Development Caused By Military Intervention-Oyegun




Ex-chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), John Oyegun, has blamed the nation’s nosedive on military intervention.

Speaking as he clocked 80-years, Oyegun said Nigeria had all the resources it needed and good planning and should be ahead of other countries like it used to be.

Oyegun blammed the nosedive in the nation’s development on military intervention, saying that it is unfortunate that challenges and important issues are being left to prayers by leaders at various level.

He said: “We were ahead of Malaysia and few other countries. We had the resources and good planning. We brought in United Nations and World Bank; and it was a fantastic atmosphere with expatriates, professors and civil servants planning for the growth and development of this country.”

Adding that Nigeria still has the best prospect of breaking out from the underdevelop rank, Oyegun said: “I will tell you something. I enjoyed the civil service of the 1960s. We were burning with passion; Olu Falae, Chukwuemeka Ezeife and one or two others in the service then.

“We all enjoyed what we were doing, burning with that spirit of nationalism and part of the independence celebration,” he said.

He also added that as of the time Nigeria was in the economic development, oil was virtually gushing out and the potentialities, including all international reviews, which tipped Nigeria as one nation that would break out of the underdevelopment and developing nations.



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