Former Minister of State for Education, Olorogun Kenneth Gbagi, has known as on the President Muhammadu Buhari-led Administration to focus its energies on restoring safety within the nation and diversifying the financial system.
The ex-Minister, who made this name in an announcement to commemorate 2020 Democracy Day celebration, extolled the late M.Ok.O. Abiola as a logo of unity and democracy in Nigeria.
“The late Abiola was an employer of labour. He labored so onerous from scratch to turn out to be a rich businessman with a number of investments in several sectors of the financial system.
He tasked the Federal Government on the necessity to tackle the spate of insecurity in a number of States of the nation, in addition to undertake a well timed diversification of the nation’s financial system via correct utility of the US$5.513 billion mortgage request accepted by the National Assembly.
“The Federal and State Governments have an enormous job of constructing a nation that’s at present missing in some fronts. Adequate personnel and assets have to be deployed if the nation hopes to document successes in opposition to spate of insurgency, banditry and kidnapping throughout the nation.
“On improvement of the financial system, the Federal and State Governments ought to start to look inward by partnering profitable non-public traders in the direction of altering the nation’s financial fortunes.
“The Government should act now on the diversification of the financial system and be sure that the latest mortgage request accepted by the National Assembly is correctly channeled for the event of different crucial sectors comparable to Agriculture, Solid Minerals and Mining, Transportation and different financial sectors that may enhance Nigeria’s Gross Domestic Product and income profile,” Gbagi stated.