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30 Oct 2016

Obasanjo Makes U-Turn, Challenges FG on People-Oriented Policies

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo, a staunch supporter of President Muhammdu Buhari, recently sounded a slightly different note by calling on the Federal Government to ensure that its policies are felt by the average Nigerian.
Obasanjo made the declaration at the Tony Elumelu Foundation Entrepreneurship Forum in Lagos on Saturday where he was one of the keynote speakers, Punch writes.
He commended the government for its programmes aimed at creating jobs and diversifying the economy, but insisted that they must lead to physical transformation of the lives of ordinary Nigerians.
Also present at the event were Abia State Governor, Okezie Ikpeazu, and Deputy Governor, Ebonyi State, Kelechi Igwe, who took in the ex-president’s speech on the need to support entrepreneurs in their states to develop products that would be fit for export.
“What you say you are doing is commendable, please let us see the results. We have to ensure that doing business in Nigeria is easy. We have to make them (investors) come to Nigeria. We need to be able to register a company at a one-stop shop,” he said.
In an earlier remark, the Minister for Information and Tourism, Lai Mohammed, reiterated government’s desire to move the economy from being a mono-product economy to investing in agriculture, mining and solid minerals sectors, among others.
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