The Nigerian government has been heavily criticized by the world’s second richest man, Bill Gates for failing to improve the basic infrastructural elements needed to enhance the lives of people in the country.
According to Gates, who is the co-chairman of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the execution process of the Economic and Recovery Growth plan launched by President Muhammadu Buhari in 2017 to restore the country’s economy does not reflect the needs of the people.
The shots fired by @BillGates at @AsoRock today were timely and well said. This government has spent three years blaming the previous administration and not enough time preparing its own economic plans and implementing them. It took a foreigner to say this truth to power. Kudos!
— Ben Murray-Bruce (@benmurraybruce) March 22, 2018
It is true that Nigeria, under Buhari, is the worst place in the world to be born. But only if you‘re human. If you are a cow, Nigeria is paradise. Humans can be killed so you can live. Under Buhari, the value of human life has fallen and that of cattle has risen
— Reno Omokri (@renoomokri) March 23, 2018
Nigeria is on a firm pathway to prosperity, but there is a lot more to be done in primary healthcare, nutrition, agriculture and financial inclusion. It is always good to have @BillGates in #Nigeria, where he is working with @GatesAfrica partners on all these issues.
— Paulin Basinga (@pbasinga) March 21, 2018
Dear @realDonaldTrump, please put your embassy in Nigeria at alert. @BillGates has just told truth to power and in Nigeria, speaking the truth to Buhari is often considered as ‘hate speech’. I don’t know if you are aware, but the APC has a bill prescribing death for hate speech!
— Reno Omokri (@renoomokri) March 22, 2018
Bill Gates in Nigeria talks about the country's youth: "More than half of rural Nigerian children can't adequately read and write."
"The conclusion is inescapable, Nigeria's economy tomorrow depends on improving its schools today."
— Stephanie Findlay (@SJFindlay) March 22, 2018
At State house in Abuja listening to @Billgates share his vision 4 a Nigeria that thrives through prioritizing health & education. Half of Nigeria’s children can’t read & write. The health system is broken. #ImagineNigeria if this was reversed. What does it take ? pic.twitter.com/hC6A4GGtFc
— Moky Makura (@mokymakura) March 22, 2018