On President Buhari’s ‘economic think tank’, at the macroeconomic level, we have omitted something. I am not bragging, neither do I intend to toot my own horn.
The Economic Advisory Council has another four years to find the pin in the hay stack, which is the key to unlocking the door to Nigeria’s prosperity.
Do we adopt a wait-and-see attitude and give the team the opportunity to find the pin themselves? As a patriot that doesn’t want to keep the country in darkness for another four years, I have a suggestion: we are told that the first key to strategic marketing is quality. To assist our experts open the floodgates to progress, let them use their expertise to bring quality service to the power sector for starters, produce a holistic plan for the health sector, the education sector, the industries, to provide the nation with quality goods and services.
That is the first hurdle for them to clear. The Economic Advisory Council team, therefore, ought to include engineers, doctors, scientists, educationists, researchers in our industrial institutions e.t.c. Ministers in some of the ministries may not have sufficient expertise to bail this country out of darkness.
In the past, they had held numerous retreats, town hall meetings all to no avail, claiming hundreds of thousands of tax payer’s money. This all-inclusive team this time round cannot afford to fail. Communication experts in the media should not be excluded also.
If the team includes financial experts, then they should, as a first task, advise the government not to further enslave us and our children by taking any further loan to increase the debt burden being serviced with over 20 per cent of the nation’s annual budget.
The government should avoid selling our future. All hands should be on deck to save this country from the type of embarrassment we are experiencing in terms of the management of our economy right now.
A word is enough for the wise.
John R. Jimoh,
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