The outgoing High Commissioner of India to Nigeria, Shri A.R. Ghanashyam weekend said there is no need for Nigeria to go cap in hand to beg for bailout because God has blessed Nigeria with everything necessary.
Ghanashyam made the statement Saturday night on completion of his assignment in Nigeria during the sent forth programme organized for him by India Professional Forum, India Cultural Association and India Women’s Association at the India High Commission, Victoria Island, Lagos.
Though Ghanashyam described Nigeria as a re-emerging economy and not an emerging economy he added that the nation, has everything at its disposal to boost the economy.
“Nigeria is ahead of India in so many ways as the nation produces a lot of things including cocoa and export them.
“The nation runs tertiary institutions that students from all over Africa come to study. Considering Nigerians intellectual competence, the nation has the best in Africa and there is no need for Nigeria to go cap in hand to beg any nation for anything because God has blessed Nigeria with everything necessary.
“Nigeria has fertile land and there is no need to have so many people looking for jobbecause they can be engaged in the area of agriculture. The nation also has intelligent people that have led the country in the past that can still assist those running the government presently,” he said.
Ghanashyam posited that something no doubt happened along the line and the nation only needs to retrieve the past.
“The greatest enemy of progress in any institution is pride. The moment the feeling of pride comes in and is not immediately dealt with, it can become an enemy of progress but I am sure that if the leaders in the nation can toe the line of integrity and discipline as part of tools to run the government.”
- Today NG