Peter Obi recounted a poignant moment at Abuja Airport that coincided with Tinubu’s departure from Nigeria

Concerns Over Deteriorating National Assets

Peter Obi, the Presidential Candidate of the Labour Party (LP) in the upcoming 2023 general election, expressed deep concern regarding the deteriorating condition of Nigeria’s national assets, particularly the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja.

Heartbreaking Visit to Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport

During a visit to the airport on Wednesday, Obi conveyed his disappointment, describing himself as heartbroken by the state of the facilities.

The former Anambra governor highlighted the unfortunate reality that the nation’s capital airport housed a poor infrastructure.

Critical Observation at the Airport

Obi recounted a distressing incident where he witnessed a disabled man being carried, along with his wheelchair, through the staircase due to the non-functioning elevator and escalator at the airport.

He emphasized the urgency of addressing such deficiencies, revealing that this incident coincided with President Bola Tinubu’s departure on a private visit.

Questioning the Neglect of Public Facilities

Expressing his concern on social media via his X handle, Obi raised questions about the neglect of public facilities by those in power.

He pointedly questioned why essential amenities at the nation’s capital airport were being overlooked.

A Disturbing Contrast

Obi highlighted the distressing contrast of witnessing a physically challenged traveler struggling at the airport while contemplating the frequent use of the same facility by dignitaries and foreign investors.

He underlined the irony that such conditions persisted in the nation’s capital, where prominent figures regularly travel.

Notably, this incident occurred on the day President Bola Tinubu departed on a private visit.

Concerns Over the Nature of Presidential ‘Private’ Visits

Obi concluded his remarks by expressing bewilderment at the concept of a publicly funded ‘private’ visit undertaken by a sitting President.

He questioned the appropriateness of a President not on vacation embarking on a trip funded by public resources under the label of a ‘private’ visit.

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