Dr. Okechukwu Enelemah, Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, on Monday said that a committed generation was needed to build the Nigeria of our dream.
Mr. Enelemah said this while delivering a keynote speech entitled “Wanted: A New Tribe to Build the Nigeria of our Dream’’ at the “Platform,’’ organised by the Covenant Christian Centre in Lagos.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the Platform 2017 had as its theme: “Putting Together the Jigsaw Pieces that Form Nigeria’’.
The minister said that every Nigerian held the key to solving the nation’s challenges.
Mr. Enelemah said investments made in unearthing the challenges facing the nation and the philosophy of holding the right value propositions were geared towards creating a better nation.
The medical doctor turned financial expert noted that creating an enabling environment for all Nigerians and inspiring in a generation of Nigerians a committed cause would lead to a greater prosperity for all.
The minister said that Nigerians have the “audacity of faith’’ that propels them to excel in any part of the world.
He explained that there was nothing wrong with Nigerians as a people, adding that the country’s system and environment could pose obstacles to the achievement of set goals.
Mr. Enelemah explained that the vision of the present administration was to make Nigeria one of the easiest, safest and best places to be in the world.
“The Buhari government is systematically laying a new foundation for a new Nigeria by creating an enabling environment for businesses to thrive,’’ Mr. Enelamah said.
The minister, however, noted that the government could not do it alone, adding that public/private partnership was adopted internationally for the success of governments.