Education, Technology Needed To Achieve MDG – Analyst
A social commentator and political analyst, Engr. Busuyi Ayowole, has said that for Nigeria to fully achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDG), there has to be an adoption of a two way approach for massive development in the education and technology sector.
Ayowole, while featuring in a morning television programme monitored by DAILY POST in Osogbo, the Osun State capital, disclosed that an advancement in education and technology will make Nigeria the envy of all within the next 20 years.
He also revealed that the notion that Nigeria is a rich country should be discarded as the country is poor due to the fact she imports expensive raw materials that had been exported from her shores for cheap.
While stressing that technology will enhance local production and block capital flight, Ayowole noted that the country is short of the needed funds to achieve the aims of the MDG.
He explained that the MDG, which was set for 15 years between the year 2000 that it was established to the year 2015, has been replaced by the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) but there was a need to critically look at the MDG because of the nature of Nigeria.
Ayowole disclosed that Nigeria used to have zealous leaders in government at the start of the millennium as this resulted in debt forgiveness.
He called on political office holders to invest more in human resources and equitable distribution of wealth and identification of and empowerment of individuals with potential for enhancement of Internally Generated Revenue (IGR).
He also charged Nigerians to stop electing people with nothing to offer into political offices.