President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has expressed hope in achieving his trillion-dollar vision for the country, saying the country’s rich population and resources make it possible.
The president is reported to have said that leveraging the nation’s population and resources, with a main focus on unleashing Nigeria’s full economic potential, and his administration’s Renewed Hope Agenda can build the targeted trillion-dollar economy for Nigeria within a decade.
This, the President noted, can be further facilitated by ongoing efforts on job creation, access to capital for small and large businesses, inclusiveness, the rule of law, and the fight against hunger, poverty, and corruption.
According to a statement by presidential spokesman Stanley Nkwocha, on Tuesday, President Tinubu spoke in Abuja during the opening session of the 2023 National Engineering Conference, Exhibition, and Annual General Meeting of the Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE).
The President, who was represented at the event by Vice President Kashim Shettima, maintained that with its rich population and resources, Nigeria can become a trillion-dollar economy within the next 10 years.
He, however, expressed disbelief that the ambitious target could be achievable without taking into account the importance of the key elements encapsulated in the theme of the NSE Conference, “Manufacturing, Competitiveness, and Economic Growth.”
“The Renewed Hope Agenda of my administration is defined by our commitment to unleashing our country’s full economic potential by focusing on job creation, access to capital for small and large businesses, inclusiveness, the rule of law, and the fight against hunger, poverty, and corruption,” President Tinubu declared.
The President stated that he was not unmindful of the hardships most Nigerians are enmeshed in, noting however that “the difficult times are indeed temporary, but the benefits will be permanent.”