Sen. Ken Nnamani
Former President of the Senate, Mr Ken Nnamani, has cautioned politicians in the country against desperation for position and relevance.
Nnamani made the call while speaking with State House Correspondents after leading a delegation from a foreign firm, Integra Capita Limited, to a meeting with the Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo on Thursday in Abuja.
He advised politicians to seek other means of livelihood aside politics, saying “desperate politicians do desperate things’’.
According to him, the problem with Nigeria’s politics is that people enter it without having `second addresses’.
Nnamani pointed out that if one embraced politics without a `second address’, the chances of getting into trouble were very high.
“I am here strictly on business; they are talking about millions of dollar investment in Nigeria and that tells the confidence this company has in our country.
“I am here just to observe how receptive the government is to this; the government is quite receptive, according to the vice president, because they have made other investments in Nigeria and they are continuing to do so.
“I am not just a politician; I was in business before entering politics so I have a second address.
“My suggestion to Nigerians who are struggling in politics is to make sure they have second addresses.
“Do not be a desperate politician; desperate politicians do desperate things and we can see the examples,’’ he said.
On his part, Chief Emeka Offor, who has interest in the foreign firm, said that his group brought a major investment concern from Europe to partner in exploring opportunities in oil and gas, electric power, among others.
Offor said that the investors had seen that the atmosphere in the country was conducive for investment, adding that they were still are exploring the particular investment region to put their funds.
“The investment will be all-encompassing and it will be in billions.
“We brought a major investment group from Europe, that is why we are here; they are looking into investing in oil and gas, electricity power and others,” he said.
On his part, Dr Jose Manzano, President, Integra Capita Limited, said that the firm was pleased with the business atmosphere in Nigeria and its credibility.
He said that the firm had already invested in Nigeria and had plans to do more.
“We work closely with Eland Oil and Gas, UK, and we have been very successful; we support them and we keep investing with them.
“The Vice President was so warm and he transmits the trust the government has in private investment,’’ he said.