ILE-IFE (OSUN) – Prof Ade Omisore, a lecturer at Faculty of Environmental Design and Management, Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife, has advised the President-elect, Mohammed Buhari to resuscitate Nigeria’s economy.
Omisore gave the advice in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Sunday in Ile-Ife, Osun.
He appealed to Buhari to make the pronouncement by reversing the price of commodities that had been skyrocketing everyday immediately he is sworn-in as the president.
Omisore added that Buhari should ensure the foundation for this within his 100 days in office and ensure the supply of constant energy, good roads and water supply.
Also, Prof Olusola Ehindero, a former lecturer with the Faculty of Education, OAU, Ile-Ife, called on Buhari to regard the whole situation as not winner takes all in the interest of the nation’s unity.
Ehindero urged the president-elect to forget all the acrimonies associated with the elections and see himself as the father of the nation today.
He urged Buhari to make his first assignment to be national reconciliation, saying this is what Nigeria needed badly now.
The educationist said such would ensure that he would be productive and succeed in governance.
In this same vein, Mr Popoola Ogundoyin, the Chairman Petroleum and Marketer Association, Ile-ife, congratulated Nigerians for hitch-free general elections on March 28.
Ogundoyin commended President Goodluck Jonathan for conceding defeat and congratulated the President-elect, Muhammadu Buhari.
He said Jonathan has laid good example for coming generations to move democracy forward.
He noted that Buhari would experience challenges as presently there are no jobs, good hospitals, water; the naira devalued to zero level, corruption and insecurity among others.
Ogundoyin advised the president-elect to create jobs for the youth, establish new refineries, citing the example of Russia that still maintained its refinery for the past 70 years.
Contributing, Mr Sikiru Ayedun, a former Osun Commissioner for Culture and Tourism, lauded President Jonathan for accepting the outcome of the election.
Ayedun said that Nigeria was now growing in terms of political development, noting that Jonathan had proved himself as a great Nigerian and for which his name would be written on a platter of gold.
The commissioner counseled other politicians to emulate President Jonathan’s actions towards the general elections and know that it was only God that could install and dethrone.
He said that violence was not the best solution to political problems in Nigeria.
“We know him as an upright person and a man of integrity and we know he will not deviate, he has served his country before and we know that he will try his best.
“And in as much that Nigerians has put their destiny in his hand, I believe that he will not disappoint Nigerians,’’ Ayedun said. (NAN)
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