A professor of Cyber Security/Information technology management, Prof. Ojo Emmanuel Ademola has reiterated his confidence that the president elect, Bola Tinubu, will help Nigeria to overcome its numerous challenges.
He stated this as a guest speaker at the Triangle News Magazine Awards in London, United Kingdom.
Prof. Ademola has dissected the key variables inhibiting the viability of Nigerian projects and noted that security of lives and properties; defective economy, vis-a-vis massive unemployment of the youths, energy (power) disruption for capacity utilisation, and socio-religious upheaval are triangular monsters that must be confronted squarely by the incoming administration of Asiwaju Tinubu post-inauguration.
He said: “The president-elect administration, among a myriad of challenges, will contend with inherited security, economy and social cohesion problems, but characteristically, Asiwaju Tinubu has the resourcefulness to address the issues”.
The professor who has made accurate prognoses and forecasts towards the Nigerian presidential and governorship elections in February and March this year posited that Asiwaju Tinubu, by antecedents, is imbued with the appropriate leadership and political attributes to restore hope to a fledgling nation.
“Asiwaju Bola Tinubu served as the Executive Governor of Lagos State between May 1999 and 2007, confronting multifaceted socio-economic and Infrastructural challenges in the cosmopolitan city, and was able to surmount them, laying a solid foundation for the current mega city status of the State”, he stated.
Prof Ademola listed Asiwaju Tinubu’s success feats and initiatives in Lagos including robust deepening of the internally generated revenue (IGR); expansion of local administration with the creation of additional 34 Local Council Development Areas; creation and deployment of State Rapid Response Security Network to tackle the security menace in the State; massive injection of local health centres across the Local Councils, regeneration of the Business Centres with adequate Infrastructures to enhance the economic growth of the State, among others.
Prof Ademola assured that the Seven-Point Economic Agenda of the Asiwaju Tinubu’s led Administration would turn round the economic fortune of the Country within a short-medium timeframe, explaining that the strategies have been well laid out, and would be implemented by seasoned technocrats.
The respected technocrat however offered five recipes as additional ways forward for the incoming administration, and these include: Assemble men and women of sound minds with proven records to serve as ministers and leaders in ministries, departments and agencies of government with a yearly assessment of their performance. Meritocracy must be used as the instrument for assessing and sustaining leadership; Removal of fuel subsidy and injection of the funds into the national infrastructure plan; Quick implementation of a credit-based economy that provides youth with access to automobile loans, housing loans and student loans; Quick implementation of a federal government back financial instruments for facilitation of both import and export trade in Nigeria and Establishment of a national infrastructure fund through contributions from companies, organizations and net-worth individuals.