Pat Utomi, Professor of Political Economy and Management told DAILYPOST yesterday that Nigeria must produce more which would go a long way in addressing the nation’s economic problems and improve the lives of Nigerians.
The former presidential candidate also urged government to continue to explore ways of improving lives of of the people.
He told DAILY POST in Lagos that it is unfair to rate only the current government which is almost one year in office, adding that citizens must also rate their participation in nation building.
He added that, “I don’t think we can deal with one part of government and leave the other parts as well as the numerous stakeholders. It is a huge collective thing”.
“But I think we generally, Nigeria people, should use some more robust conversation about where we are going”, he said.
Asked to speak on the the state of the economy, especially the rise in prices of commodities, Utomi said “I know its N100 for one tomato. That is a serious situation because people like me need it to avoid cancer”.
“It’s a big challenge and of course inflation is on the rise. The truth is we have to produce; that is a key thing. We must produce for things to change and we must start by improving on the environment”, Utomi asserted.