Former Senate President, Senator Bukola Saraki has expressed that Nigeria’s past and present policies are not working.
Saraki made the comment during the presentation of “The Urgency of Now; Why Nigeria needs a Vision of Prosperity and Liberty,” a book by Seun Awogbenle.
The former senate president expressed that the “rot” Nigerians are currently facing is overwhelming, adding that the country needs a vision for the future.
“Just the other day the Economists’ article on the state of affairs in Nigeria; the title of the article which was ‘Nigeria is stuck in the rot’, emphasises the need for the nation’s vision as emphasised by Seun’s ‘Urgency of Now’ book advocate for,” he said.
“So what do we do? Clearly, the policies of the past and present are longer sustaining us. Clearly, the rot that we are currently in is overwhelming. Additionally, it is also apparent that if care is not taken, we may be on the road towards a dangerous path …when the nosediving economy is mixed with the ongoing insecurity and skyrocketing unemployment….
“This is why we clearly need a vision for the future. This is why moving forward, the mainstay for Nigeria’s development agenda must be anchored on human capital development for our young people.”
Saraki also expressed that for the country to witness rapid development, young people must be integrated into all levels of the country’s development planning.
He called on youths to push for the passing of the electoral act amendment bill to ensure that the electoral process is fair, credible and transparent.