…bags award of excellence in developmental governance and inclusivity
Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun has appealed to Nigerians to be patient with President Bola Tinubu in his quest at reforming the country assuring that abundant life is engendered in the various economic reforms embarked upon by his administration.
Abiodun, who was the keynote speaker at the 2023 ;Press Week of the Osun State chapter of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) identified some key factors contributing to the bad state economy in the country, including the annulment of the 1993 presidential election believed to be won by late Moshood Abiola.
The Governor, who was represented by his Special Adviser on Media and Strategy, Kayode Akinmade, spoke on the topic ” Nigerian Economy, Political Evolution: Prospect or Retrospect and Way Forward”.
Abiodun, said the current economic and security challenges informed the concept of the renewed hope mantra of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu which according to him signifies a pragmatic approach and sound decision as a way of changing the old order.
According to him, many analysts and experts in political economy have identified major issues and challenges in Nigerian politics, giving particular attention to the evolution of the federal system, aspects of political competition, and the nature of ruling groups.
“They enunciated the links among political demands and incentives, economic strategy, and capitalist development and analysed the evolution of economic policy and performance, looking specifically at the impact of large oil revenues, agrarian policies, and the programme of economic beralization.
“Other pertinent issues of concern, as indicated by these intellectuals, are the annulment of the presidential elections in 1993 and its adverse effects on Nigeria’s economy and image, coupled with persistent military interference, and the demise of the economic reform programmes.
“Now, considering the obvious trend of economic challenges and the task of assessing the prospects for economic and political change, we must carefully check if we presently have the necessary political leadership with the requisite will and capacity at the centre to allow for effective economic management and more productive use of our oil wealth in the years ahead”, he said.
Meanwhile, Governor Dapo Abiodun, bagged award of excellence as Icon of Developmental Governance and Inclusivity at the occasion.
The .Rave FM CEO, Dr Femi Adefila, Osun State University, Dr Mobolaji Olaoye , Dr SAN Akinwumi Isaac Tope , EHOAN, Southwest President among other prominent Nigerians were honored with award of excellence.