L-R: Arole Oduduwa & Ooni of Ife, Ooni Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi Ojaja II with Alhaji Aliko Dangote
The Arole Oduduwa & Ooni of Ife, Ooni Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi Ojaja II, has said that the solutions to Nigeria’s current economic challenges are within.
Ooni Ogunwusi who is the Co-chairman of the National Council of Traditional Rulers of Nigeria made this known during an officially courtesy visit to the Dangote Refinery and Petrochemicals in Lagos State, where he was accorded the comprehensive on the spot assessment of the magnitude of this exceptional project.
According to a statement by the Monarch’s Director of Media and Public Affairs, Comrade Moses Olafare on Friday, the Ooni explained that the involvement of unique Nigerians by the ace businessman and philanthropist, Aliko Dangote, the current economic challenges would soon be crushed.
The Ooni said, “I am full of admiration as this integrated refinery and petrochemical project which is being ranked as the largest in Africa and one of the largest in the world has the capacity to bring Africa to the frontiers of economic possibilities, holding the special key to meet the increasing domestic fuel demand, creating exponential employments for our teeming youth’s, whilst generating foreign exchange through exports.
”We all must commend the superlative dedication of Alhaji Aliko Dangote to this mission which is a strong symbol of industrial progress and rejuvenation. Indeed, it is a modern mirror of inspiration to our brilliant young people that are resiliently and unashamedly establishing cutting-edge products while making immense contributions to our economic development.
”As a nation, we are duty bound to applaud and celebrate the significant contributions of our best young populations to our nation. They are full of ambitions, hopes and dreams. With their entrepreneurial spirits like Aliko Dangote, our exceptional African great icon, our political leaders must raise the bar of patriotism and alignment with our young populations, creating more friendly robust policies that will unquestionably enable competitive economic growth and wealth creation.
”Like Aliko Dangote, our young populations are more sophisticated with a powerful culture of patriotism that has beclouded our political system for decades. They are bound through one creed, belief and inclusiveness irrespective of ethnicity or religions. Their contributions are intrinsic and very central to our future.
”We must begin to champion a new Africa through the eyes of our young population whose ideals reveal a sense of optimism with pathways to prosperity.”