We Will Build On The Achievements Of Previous Administrations - Jonathan
ABUJA, Oct 19, (THEWILL) - President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan Tuesday called on all Nigerians to work together with his administration in a coordinated and cooperative manner to transform the country for the good of Nigerians, saying, that “government and governance is like building a house: brick after brick, mortar after mortar which eventually leads to the rooftop.”
The President stated this while declaring open the 16th Nigerian Economic Summit (NES#16) with the theme, ‘[email protected] 50: The Challenges of Visionary Leadership and Good Governance’, held at the Transcorp Hilton Hotel, Abuja. President Jonathan noted that the successful partnership between NESG and National Planning Commission, NPC, joint organizers of the Summit, is good for Nigeria adding that the key to economic transformation of our country lies in effective partnership and collaboration.
He said: “The structure of this year’s summit is suitable for enhanced cooperation between the private and public sector,” adding that it also presents opportunities to strengthen mechanisms for cooperation and achieving increased synergy while urging that the initiatives be sustained during the next year’s summit and even beyond.
Earlier the Chairman of the Nigeria Economic Summit Group and Managing Director, Neimeth Pharmaceuticals, Mazi Sam Ohuabunwa informed the President and other guests that the Summit is to provide a guide for government actions in packaging quality economic policies to drive on more so when the factors of production are in the country.
President Jonathan during the live discussion session said his vision for Nigeria is a united nation that all Nigerians will be proud of devoid of insecurity, greed, corruption and one where nationality will come before ethnicity. He promised to build a nation that will strengthen and create enabling economic environment that will boost the economy, create wealth and employment especially by the private sector.
The President was optimistic that Nigeria will emerge the leading economy in Africa, calling on Nigerians to change their perception and attitude about the nation while urging leaders at every level to lead by example, prioritize national over personal interest and add value to products to yield the nation the required revenue.
The three-day summit ends on Thursday with the presentation of the summit summary.