FG Advised To Create an Enabling Business Environment in Order to Boost Job Creation

August 20, 2016, 1:26 am

The Federal Government has been advised to create an enabling business environment in order to boost its job creation drive.

A public policy analyst, Prof. Leonard Umunna, submitted that infrastructure and enabling environment were critical to the Federal Government’ quest to achieve economic recovery.

He identified the failure of past government’ in properly managing the country’s past economic prosperity as one of the causes of the current economic crisis.

Umunna, who is the General Overseer of the Bible Life Church Cathedral, Lagos, listed corruption and inability of the government to learn from past mistakes as one of the challenges facing the country.

 

He spoke at a news conference marking his 62nd birthday in Lagos.

He said, “The economy is not in good shape at present. Years gone by, the economy was better than what it is now. And we thought the leadership would build on the foundation of the past in order to have a stable economy and people-centred policy.

While urging the Federal Government to ameliorate the economic hardships facing Nigerians, the cleric observed that the country’s leadership had failed to build on past economic boom when the country enjoyed relative economic stability.

Umunna further enjoined the Federal Government to strengthen the local currency through export and pragmatic economic diversification.

According to him, there is also a need to urgently address the restiveness in the Niger Delta region in order to avert economic disruption at a time the country is in need of economic resuscitation.

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