Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi has
stated that the elite are the problem of Nigeria.
He advised citizens to vote the right people into
leadership positions to fix the country’s challenges.
Amaechi gave the counsel on Tuesday at the 2022
World Press Freedom Day celebrations in Uyo, the
Akwa Ibom State capital.
The former Rivers Governor also urged Nigerians to
always hold politicians accountable.
“The problem of the country is not the poor man in
Akwa Ibom or Rivers, in the South East or in the
North. It is you and I, the elite,” he said.
Reports have it that Amaechi also dropped his take on
the controversial issue of restructuring.
“Why you are hearing restructuring, it is because the
elites’ consensus on sharing (the resources) is
“It is because there is nothing to share again, we
The problem facing this country is
caused by the elites, including you”, he said.
Amaechi urged the media to help resolve the
nation’s problems through objective, balanced and