• Bad behaviour of past governments caused recession, says Pat Utomi

    Bad behaviour of past governments caused recession, says Pat Utomi

    Renouned political economist and Chairman, Centre for Value and Leadership, Prof. Pat Utomi has attributed the present economic recession to the “bad behaviour” of previous governments, adding that Nigerian leaders are lazy.

    Noting that many are in the position of authority but are not leaders, he stated that every government appears to be worse than the one before it and that there is the dearth of leadership values among political elites.

    Utomi spoke yesterday at the Emerging Leaders Conference organised by Guardian of […]

  • Ambode is a man, sensitive to important things – Pat Utomi says

    Ambode is a man, sensitive to important things – Pat Utomi says

    Professor Pat Utomi, Renowned economist and public commentator has described Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, as a man with a lot of substance who is administering the state methodically and is very sensitive to important things.

    Utomi, who spoke in an interview with newsmen shortly before delivering a keynote address at the unveiling of the Office of Overseas Affairs and Investment otherwise known as Lagos Global, said from his assessment of the Governor so far, “the man is governing the […]

  • Nigeria emerged from economic boom poorer, says Pat Utomi

    Nigeria emerged from economic boom poorer, says Pat Utomi

    It was gathered that Nigeria emerged from a major economic boom in the history of the country poorer, leading development economist and a Director at Lagos Business School, Prof. Pat Utomi, has said. Utomi said this in a Lead Presentation at a National Forum for Fiscal Responsibility Commissions, which opened in Abuja on Monday. Setting agenda for the incoming administration of President-elect, Mohammadu Buhari, Utomi said the government should never use borrowed funds to fund recurrent expenditure.

    He regretted that some […]

  • Nigerians blast Pat Utomi for saying Oba Akiolu’s threat to Igbos is a joke

    Nigerians blast Pat Utomi for saying Oba Akiolu’s threat to Igbos is a joke

    Nigerians have condemned All Progressives Congress chieftain, Pat Utomi over his remark that the threat by Oba of Lagos, Rilwan Akiolu was a joke. The king had threatened that anyone, especially Igbos that fails to vote Akin Ambode of APC in Lagos will die in the lagoon within seven days.
    The respected Professor of political science and politician Prof. Pat Utomi had earlier shared his thoughts on Twitter about the Oba of Lagos recent remarks to Igbos.
    Utomi stated that the Oba […]