President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday stressed the need for the potentials of Nigeria to be harnessed and used for the good of the country.
The President said this while receiving the President of the International Civil Aviation Organisation, Dr. Bernard O. Aliyu, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
Noting that enduring infrastructure was built with the little resources available in the First Republic, the President insisted that a lot of money was made in the last 16 years but with little infrastructure to show for it.
He said, “In the First Republic, more enduring infrastructure was built with meagre resources. But in the past 16 years, we made a lot of money without planning for the rainy day. We showed a lot of indiscipline in managing our economy, and that is why we are where we are today. But this time round, we’ll do our best.”
He further said, “Nigeria needs to work on her potentials, so that we don’t remain permanently at the level of potentials. If Ethiopia is sustained largely by her airline industry, we have greater potentials here. But we must move out, engage with the rest of the world, as we need to re-establish the integrity of this country. We need to rebuild this country again.”