Nigerian Nollywood star, Pere Egbi has engaged in a heated argument with former presidential aide, Reno Omokri over the true state of the economies in Nigeria and Ghana.
Their exchange was triggered by Reno Omokri’s decision to support the announcement from President Bola Tinubu over the removal of fuel subsidies.
In a series of tweets sighted by 1Family Radio, the two have made some comparisons over the economy in Ghana and Nigeria. Reno Omokri who is bent on proving that Nigeria is far better than Ghana, advised Pere Egbi to use his stardom to project Nigeria positively.
“It might be a good idea if you use your celebrity to project Nigeria positively. Nigeria is not as bad as you paint it. I urge you to view the World Misery Index, published by the Hanke Index. Ghana is in the top 20. Nigeria, according to the index, is far better than Ghana in terms of human development,’’ Reno stated.
He also continued, “Lagos State alone, with just half of Ghana’s population, has a GDP that is more than that of the entire Ghanaian nation.’’
“As a participant in #BBNaija, you won a made-in-Nigeria car. Made in Nigeria, mind you, not assembled in Nigeria. I believe it was an Innoson. Does Ghana have a made in Ghana car?
“If you had been Ghanaian, would you be as big a star as you are today? Does Ghana even have its own version of Big Brother?’’ he quizzed.
“Ask Senator Ben Murray-Bruce. He and I just returned from Ghana, where we met with John Apea, the Ghanaian Africa Movie Academy Award winner, who was frustrated out of acting because the Ghanaian movie industry is depressed, like the rest of their economy.’’
“Who got their economy depressed? Certainly not the Nigerian politicians and leaders that you are insulting here. Ghana’s economy is on the brink of collapse. Research it. They are begging the IMF for a $3 billion bailout. If not, the government can’t even pay salaries.’
In reaction to this, Pere has stated that Ghanaian politicians are not thieves like Nigerian politicians because Ghanaians work for their money, unlike Nigerian politicians.
“Ghanaian politicians are not as callous, self-centered, evil, big-time thieves, manipulative, and disgusting as Nigerian politicians.’’
“I’m sure they pilfer money every now and then. But in Ghana, they get the work done,’’ Egbi stated.