An aide to Atiku Abubakar, the 2023 Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Daniel Bwala has claimed that the recent visits of President Bola Tinubu, to attend the G20 Summit in New Delhi, India and the one to the United Arab Emirates, to attract foreign investment to the country may not yield any results.
Bwala who claimed a post on his X handle on Monday, September 11, said President Tinubu only went to the two countries for a picnic, handshake and photoshoot with their leaders and investors.
According to the PDP chieftain who claimed the former President Muhammadu Buhari’s 8 years of foreign trips yielded little or positive changes for the country, until the country’s laws are reformed to make the private sector thrive, the war against corruption is won, and provoke the national consciousness and patriotic action, nothing would change.
He however claimed that what the government spent on foreign trips during Buhari’s regime was more than what the country realised as foreign investment.
“Highlights of G20 meeting in India
“1. G20 had a global picnic
“2. No specific resolution
“3. Nigeria’s president was invited to watch the brief and see the importance of picnic
“4. The African Union made a permanent member which means nothing because the entire AU has only one vote.
“5. PBAT met Indian businessmen for a handshake; no specific investment plans and timelines; nothing would come out of that because those businessmen men must have been reading news about how our domestic investors are losing their money due to incoherent policies and corruption
“6. PBAT shook hands with Biden and they call it a sideline meeting.
“7. Biden only focused on PBAT’s leadership of ECOWAS to fight African countries seeking to liberate themselves from colonial economic carnage. Nothing else mattered to Biden.
“8. Handshakes, photos and more photos; more of the same. We have seen the movie before
“9. Off to Dubai for more of the same
“Moral of the story;
“Until we come back home and reform our laws, allow the private sector to thrive, break the backbone of corruption and provoke national consciousness and patriotic action; nothing would change. In 8 years of PMB’s trips, what did we see as per foreign investment? What was spent for those trips was more than what came in as foreign investment,” he tweeted.