- A Nigerian lawyer, Realwan Okpanachi, has expressed satisfaction with the country's present situation and Buhari-led government
- He said the policies introduced by the government are to prepare the country for a greater height
- He advised Nigerians to make sacrifices in order that an utopian Nigeria can be achieved
A Nigerian lawyer, Realwan Okpanachi, has said that the President Muhammadu Buhari's administration is taking bold steps to secure the future of Nigerians, News Agency of Nigeria reports.
NAJ.com gathers that Okpanachi made this remark during an interview session with the NAN on Tuesday, 4 September, in Abuja. He said that the present situation in the country is to prepare the people for a verdant field of promise in the future.
Okpanachi said: "The government is giving to Nigerians what is called vitamin N which is to tell people no. No to what you don’t need, no to what will kill your future.’’
The lawyer therefore urged Nigerians to bear with the country's current situation and regards the pains they are going through as the sacrifice they need to make for change to take effect, further expressing that great countries like China would not be where they were if not for their citizens's sacrifice.
He remarked: "They (countries like China) had to close their borders and that is what the present government is doing in order to help grow our local economy. It could allow citizens to have access to the money, leave the borders open so that price of rice can be cheap, cars to come in, for Nigerians not to complain and hence, remain popular."
"But the government said no! We should not do that. If we do that, it means we are postponing the evil day and sacrificing the future of our country and its people. As we’re talking, there’s a railway project from Apapa to Ibadan, by that, dry port will be encouraged. Upon completion it will link Apapa to Kano and the coastal inland down to Calabar."
He also said: 'By the time the project is completed, when foods arrive at the ports, they can be moved through the rails to dry ports which will also create employment for people, it will take pain and time and cost you your popularity as president for you to achieve this and that is what the government is facing.’’
"The present administration has spent less than three years and is completing them and they say it cannot take some level of credit. When the chips are down, Nigerians will start appreciating this administration."
The lawyer expressed optimism that more sanity will be restored by the administration.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that President Muhammadu Buhari said on Monday, August 17, that he would gladly reverse or abandon some economic policies if it could result in employment opportunities for the youths.
The president made the claim when he hosted executives of the Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN) in his Aso Rock residence in Abuja. Moreover, he directed the relevant ministries and government agencies to develop new policies to boost domestic manufacturing.
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