Muhammad Nami, Executive Chairman of the Federal Inland Revenue Service, has said through the proliferation of Entrepreneurship and Industrial Hubs across the country, a beautiful Nigeria is possible.
Nami, who made this known in a goodwill message to Nigerians on the nation’s 62nd Independence Day anniversary, urged Nigerians to invest in creating entrepreneurship and industrialization hubs as they hold the “key to unlock the massive economic potentials of the country.”
According to him, adopting this model would create all-around economic transformation.
He also called on states to emulate Ondo State’s Entrepreneurship Village, which was set up to groom and harvest talents for the state’s industrialization.
Nami urged other state governments to adopt this model and set up similar hubs in their states to channel young Nigerians’ energies to productive use.
“Nigeria is a country with limitless potentials. We are a resilient and talented people, and these young Nigerians need the enabling environment to thrive.
“A good place to start is the setting up of Entrepreneurship and Industrial Hubs across every State in the country. This would set off a chain-reaction that would turn around the fortunes of the country, and tap into the potentials of our vast young and dexterous population.”
He further stated that the model can be used to tackle issues of unemployment and insecurity in states.
“The model will take young people away from the streets and put them into productive activities.
“You will be surprised by the amount of jobs that would be created. Multitudes would have their lives changed, and an abundance of economic activities would be sparked across the nooks and crannies of our country in an unprecedented manner. Nigeria has what it takes to lead the world, and this is one way to go.
“I am a firm believer that each of us has a role to play in building the Nigeria of our dreams. But we can only achieve this when we are patriotic and carry out civil obligations expected from us, such as respect for law and order, paying our taxes, and loyalty to our country.”