President Buhari Calls On Nigerian Youths And The Media To Generate Economic Ideas

By Ikenga Chronicles March 8, 2016


How do we get out of the economic quagmire we face as a nation? Is it by pointificating? Maybe we should just keep criticizing and attacking the government? Nigeria’s president, Muhammadu Buhari has other ideas. According to the president, it is time Nigerian youths and the media began to generate solid economic ideas that will help lift the nation out of the economic quagmire she is currently in. Governance is a collective action, and in the spirit of this, the president has called for solid economic ideas.

The president, who spoke through Senator Ita Inang, his representative at the launch of the book The Famous Call  by Voice of Nigeria staff Mr Edwin Akwueh, on Monday in Abuja, expressed the following views;

“Let me appreciate and charge the media and the youths to join the discourse of addressing the Nigerian economy from currency evaluation, shift of emphasis from petro-dollar economy to an economy that is defined and sustained by agricultural products, exports of agricultural products, when we have produced enough for domestic consumption and the products of other goods of Nigeria and Nigerians. We charged authors to write to encourage value addition to our crude oil, to increase our local refining capacity, refining what we consume and refining in excess to export to earn dollar and save our foreign exchange from import of petroleum products.We should write and create confidence in all our domestic markets and local products and in our educational institutions.We should also write and encourage what Nigerian youths and other unemployed should do to have gainful employment and earn a living”

With Nigeria’s economy largely dependent on petro-dollar, the economy has been reeling from the impact o dwindling price of crude oil. President Buhari’s call is a challenge to all Nigerians to contribute their quota in finding a solution to the nation’s problems.

Credit: NAN

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