The Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), George Akume has solicited the support and understanding of all and sundry to get the nation’s economy out of the doldrums.
Akume, represented by Dr Dapo Oyedemi, Senior Special Adviser to the SGF, made the call at the Nigerian Institute of Management Chartered (NIM) 2023 Annual National Management Conference on Monday in Lagos.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the event had as its theme: “Managing Nigeria’s Path to Sustainable Economic Growth and Prosperity: The Challenges before the New National Leadership.”
The SGF noted that the theme was apt and relevant towards charting a new course and national rebirth for the country in line with the eight-point agenda of the federal government.
He recalled that President Bola Tinubu unveiled an eight-point agenda to turn around the economy and make life comfortable for all Nigerians, including food security; ending poverty; economic growth and job creation; access to capital; improving security; improving the playing field on which people and particularly companies operate; rule of law; and fighting corruption.
Akume said concerted efforts were being made by the federal government in all critical sectors to get the economy up and running and deliver the dividends of democracy.
“By the theme of this year’s conference, the Institute has further demonstrated that it is committed to supporting the federal government in achieving its drive to reposition and turn around the nation’s economy.
“I can boldly tell this gathering of professional managers that the Bola Tinubu-led administration is in a haste to make a mark and will not disappoint in this daunting but surmountable task.
“While we plead for more time to implement our eight-point agenda, we equally solicit the support and understanding of all and sundry to get the economy out of the doldrums,” he said.
Akume also urged the NIM to improve its visibility at public sessions of the National Assembly to make more robust professional management input that would be most relevant in the public domain.