The former Governor of Lagos State and aspiring Presidential candidate, Bola Ahmed Tinubu has discussed his agenda if voted into power.
He made this declaration at the 25th convocation ceremony of the Lagos State University (LASU). The All Progressives Congress (APC) aspirant was represented by the Lagos State Deputy Governor, Dr. Obafemi Hamzat.
“There comes a time when there is no time. Either action is taken, and the urgent word is said or precious chance slips away, lost forever. Our nation is approaching such a moment.” Mr Tinubu said.
“We have boasted of enormous potential for decades, consoling our discomfort by saying that potential will be realized tomorrow. But something disappointing seems to happen when tomorrow becomes today. Years and decades have passed, yet greatness remains elusive. If greatness came merely by speaking of it, we would be among the greatest nations in human history.”
“Instead, Nigeria remains locked in place. We remain an economy unjustly designed to export raw materials and import increasingly expensive finished products. The name of the raw materials might have changed from cocoa and groundnuts to oil and gas. The dire effects of this uneven economic arrangement remain the same” He also added.
“We must be truthful enough to acknowledge this lapse, bold enough to correct it, and tolerant enough not to endlessly vilify each other for causing it. We are all both causes and hopefully solutions. Let us join hands. We must reform this nation.”
Tinubu also explained that the real estate, education and agriculture sectors need to be reformed. He also donated a Centre of Leadership Development worth 1 billion Naira to the University. The donation was announced by the school’s Vice Chancellor, Prof. Ibiyemi Olatunji-Bello.