Nelson Uwaga, the President of the Nigerian Institute of Management (NIM), has advised the Federal Government to explore more solid minerals in order to boost the country’s economy.
Speaking in an interview with NAN reporter in Abuja, Uwaga stated that the move will also create jobs opportunity as well as curb terrorism.
“Government should intensify efforts to diversify the economy by exploiting solid minerals that can be found in every part of this country. If adequate attention is given to developing the solid minerals, the multiplier effects cannot be quantified. It will enhance job creation for the youths, promote economic growth and curb insecurity. We have a larger percentage of Nigerians who are youths and they need to be gainfully employed when they graduate from school so that their energies can be channeled to positive engagements,” he said.
The NIM president, who revealed that the institute is dedicated to building unity across the country, urged Nigerians to be united.
“We need to imbibe the spirit of accommodating each other, particularly at this time when the country is faced with security challenges. We at NIM, try to encourage and build bridges and consensus among Nigerians, and we do not recognise place of origin but place of residence,” he added.
Uwaga, who also noted that NIM was saddled with the responsibility of providing competent managers, said: “The NIM has been making efforts to inculcate the art of competent management of the abundant human and material resources that God has blessed us with. We also encourage Nigerians to support the government and the Armed Forces to tackle our present challenges so that the country can make meaningful progress. Government should also understand that force alone is not enough; the option of dialogue should be explored to tackle insurgency. Government should also ensure justice and fairness among all citizens at all times.’’
Source: Vincent Ehiabi – http://www.naij.com/69869.html