- The recently-appointed special adviser on economic affairs to President Bola Tinubu, Tope Fasua, has proposed that the federal government should embark on a nationwide reorientation campaign
- In an interview with Legit.ng, Fasua said the campaign should target building civic pride and getting Nigerians to believe in the nation and its assets again
- This, he believes, will help the country to effectively navigate its current socio-economic quagmire
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Fasua said Tinubu is already leading Nigeria to economic prosperity but noted there is urgent need for national reorientation to revamp the society.
"Reorientation of Nigerians is needed": Fasua
Fasua, the presidential candidate of the Abundant Nigeria Renewal Party (ANRP) in the 2019 election, described the president as a “visionary, deal maker, and magician”.
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In an interview with Legit.ng, he said:
“There has been a lot of focus on the economy. But I think what also needs to be going on side-by-side is the reorientation of our people, reformation and rehabilitation of people’s minds. Most Nigerians are used to living in disorder. We become basically a people that cannot be controlled. These are also things that the president needs to think about because you cannot win the economy without also winning in this other side as well.
“We have a terrible image abroad for example, how do we fix that? It is something we must start immediately. A terrible image everywhere, so how are you able to get the foreign direct investment (FDI), given that we have invested in some of the things they (Nigerians) want? Remove fuel subsidy, we have; float your currency, we have.
“We want people to come and invest here, but would they come when our people are not disciplined?”
Tinubu appoints Fasua as special adviser
Legit.ng earlier reported Fasua's appointment by Tinubu. Fasua, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Global Analytics Consulting, revealed his appointment on Friday, September 15, via his X, formerly known as Twitter, handle.
Fasua is an accountant and economist.