According to a report by Vanguardngr, the Emir said this at the launch of a book, titled “From Frying Pan to Fire: How African migrants risk everything in their futile search for a better life in Europe.’ He said;
“Instead of complaining about people running around the Sahara and trying to go to Europe, how many solar panels can we put in Sahara and generate energy and help small-scale industries, who is talking about that?
This country, Nigeria has a population of about 200 million, half of whom are under 20, if we don’t create economies for them, they are going somewhere.
The richest man in Africa is from Nigeria and Nigeria is the poverty capital of the world, that is a contradiction, that is typical of the world we have created.”
He also said the privileged had not utilized their wealth in human development as they would have done.