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Lawmaker expresses worry over workers mass exodus from private sector


ILORIN – A member of the Kwara House of Assembly, Moshood Bakare, has expressed concern over the mass exodus of employees from the private to the public sector of the economy.

Bakare also expressed concern over the attendant negative consequences of situation on the nation’s economy.

He said that economies, in developed parts of world, were driven by the private sector while the reverse was the case in Nigeria.

Addressing newsmen on Sunday in Ilorin, the lawmaker expressed worry over what would befall the nation’s economy if urgent steps were not deployed to tackle the situation.

Bakare, who represents Omupo Constituency in the assembly, said there was need for the government to return normalcy to the ailing economy.

He, however, cautioned government against using a lame approach to address the menace of crude oil theft which, he said, was on the increase with no end in sight.

Bakare also urged Nigerians to be wise in electing their leaders in the forthcoming general elections.

“There is so much oil theft in this country and the price of oil is going down every day. We should look inward because we can’t continue like this.

“Today, we no longer have a thriving private sector. The economy of every country is being driven by the private sector.

“A situation whereby there is huge migration from the private sector to the public sector makes it imperative for us to ask – Is this proper; is this right?

“There is so much oil theft going on in the Niger Delta and unemployment is on the increase. You can hardly do business successfully in this country.

“I think the people of this country must come together to take a bold and positive stand.

“We have an opportunity in the upcoming 2015 elections, to come out en masse and vote for people with pedigree and integrity,’’ the lawmaker said. (NAN)

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