Some Nigerians task FG on outcome of World Economic Forum

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ABUJA – Some Nigerians have urged Federal Government to ensure that outcome of World Forum addressed some of the country’s challenges.

Nigerians, spoke to News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in separate interviews on Monday in Abuja, said government should take advantage of the forum to seek for assistance.

They said that country required synergy with global to solve country’s mirage of economic challenges.

According to them, the time has come for sincere evaluation of the country’s needs assessment to accelerate economic growth.

Mr Femi Adeola, a civil servant said that the country’s endowment was sufficient to drive the required growth.

Adeola said that the forum would provide the necessary atmosphere for exchange of ideas, adding “I believe Nigeria’s representatives in the forum would not see this as a jamboree.’’

“However, the right given to the country to host the forum in spite of the challenges, shows how important the country’s economic potential is to the global community,’’ Adeola said.

Dr Chima Chidi, an international expert said “the time has come for the country’s economic players to learn from establishments.’’

“I think the country will attain a favourable economic height if the visiting investors are convinced to explore the country’s deficit.

“Let me give you an example, there is seemingly nothing anyone can do to revitalise the manufacturing sector if investment in the energy sector is not speedily expanded,’’ Chidi said.

Mrs Hafzat Abino, a portfolio said “only a political will to truly develop the country can speed up the attempt by the government to harness the economy.’’

“The setback for our economy is the country’s inability to add value to raw materials. It appears we are comfortable with the of raw materials as against refined products.

“So, this is the time to convince delegates that there is abundant raw materials in the country that required processing for the betterment of its people and for the world,’’ she said.

In remarks, Mr Peter Ikechukwu, an entrepreneur, said the country would grow faster if it chose to invest on its human resource.

“It is incontrovertible that this forum would add value to the country’s strategic plans for , but this can only be sustained if more people are exposed to the art of wealth creation,’’ he said. (NAN)