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Confab Delegate Calls For Economic Reform

Oyewale Oyelola

Delegate and member of Committee on Economic, Trade and Investment at the ongoing National Conference, Mahmoud Ottoman has called for economic reforms that would address the issue of unemployment in the country.

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Mahmoud said this while speaking with Journalists on the ongoing National Conference in Lagos on Friday.

He said,”We need to get the economic right. There must be economic reforms that would tackle unemployment in the country. If our youths are gainfully employed, nobody will use them for violence or political thugs. The problem with Nigeria is that we talk but we don’t act. There must be genuine interest to tackle unemployment.

“I think Committee on Economic, Trade and Investment is very important committee and with class of people in the committee, we will come up with recommendation that will bring about economic growth in Nigeria”

Mahmoud however described the call for division of the country as elitist in nature.

His words, ” I think people at the conference are now coming to terms with the fact that unity of the country is important. The call for division of Nigeria is elitist. I think some elites believe they will have opportunity to rule, if we break-up.

“I can drive from Kano to Badagry without hindrance or permit. Imagine if I have to get visa before coming to Lagos. We must learn to tolerate each other”

He expressed optimistic that delegates would come up with positive contributions which will bring solution to problems facing Nigeria.

Speaking on insecurity, the Public Affairs Analyst advised government to motivate military officers on battle field.

He stated that,”With my interaction with military officers on battle field. They are not well motivated. I will advise federal government to motivate military officers on the field to boost their moral”.


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