Nigeria Currently Stands Between Progress And Collapse – Tinubu
BEVERLY HILLS, February 28, (THEWILL) – National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu has observed that Nigeria is currently in a difficult situation which can only be surmounted by having the political will to take bold steps and move in the right direction.
Acknowledging that the journey to economic recovery for the nation would not be easy, he stated that some fundamental political and economic restructuring are needed in order to actualise the desired change.
The former Lagos governor expressed this hope for the country in a speech he delivered on Saturday after receiving a honourary Doctor of Business degree at the 15th- 20th convocation ceremony of the University of Abuja.
“Nigeria stands in the corridor between greatness and failure; between progress and collapse; between hope and despair. Our fate depends on whether we would summon the courage to take the bold steps and move in the direction. We must turn our present challenges into opportunities for the reengineering of our nation's economic challenges,” he stated.
Tinubu, who advocated a return to agriculture, pointed out that a vibrant agriculture sector would produce enough food for domestic consumption and for export, while creating more jobs.
He however reiterated his confidence in the Federal Government's commitment “to a new era of discipline and prosperity.”
According to him, “If you ask me to describe the state of the nation, I would say it is a difficult but encouraging one. We are emerging from a period of great moral uncertainty, where vice and virtue were too often indistinguishable and too often confused, one for the other.
“The journey we have embarked upon will not be easy. It requires all of us to make sacrifices and persevere until we achieve. Nigeria needs some fundamental restructuring, both politically and economically; not the constant tinkering and patch-patch we often resort to.
“We must therefore begin with fundamentally restructuring of the economy if we are to rid ourselves of joblessness.”