Osun State governor, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola is a man known for stating issues as it is, the governor on Thursday said the culture of indolence exhibited by an average Nigerian stands as one of the major causes of poverty in the country. The governor spoke at the National Conference jointly organized by the National Institute for Hospitality and Tourism (NIHOTOUR) Osogbo Campus and the Osun State Office of Culture and Tourism in Osogbo. ‘It is disheartening that a nation like Nigeria that is blessed with strong people still languishes in such a perceived abject poverty in spite of being blessed with healthy people that can work. The reason for this is not far-fetched because Nigeria is the only nation that I know where a significant percentage of her citizenry do not work. The culture of indolence must die for us to attain the position destined for us by God. We must all see work as the only means of survival. It is time for us as a people and as a nation to begin to see work as the only antidote to poverty. We are not created to be poor; we are not destined to be poor. Since our culture emphasizes work as the only basis for wealth, then no effort must be spared in prioritizing productivity, if we truly want to succeed as a nation’, he said.