President Muhammadu Buhari has pleaded with public and private business sector leaders in Nigeria to invest more on made in Nigeria goods.
Naija News learnt that he made the plea at the 25th Nigerian Economic Summit (NES25) with a charge to public and private sector leaders to look inward to solve the unique challenges confronting the nation’s socio-economic development.
The President also pledged that his administration would continue to collaborate with the private sector in designing and implementing developmental projects that would keep Nigeria on track for sustained, inclusive and prosperity driven growth.
Underscoring the importance of collective prosperity, President Buhari asserted that a prosperous society is one where majority of its citizens have an acceptable standard of living.
‘‘Today, many mistake prosperity with wealth. They are not necessarily the same.‘‘Experts and analysts explain economic trends by making references to indicators of wealth. ‘‘But a prosperous society is one where majority of its citizens have an acceptable standard of living and a decent quality of life,’’ he said.
Speaking further, He affirmed that in addressing population growth, security and corruption matters in developing economies, policies and programmes must focus on promoting inclusivity and collective prosperity. He also promised that his government is ready to equip Nigerians with the means to seize any opportunities that may arise.
‘‘This means we continue investments in education, health care, infrastructure, security and strengthen and entrench the rule of law.’’