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Harnessing Nigeria’s Potential for Sustainable Development

By Temi Okesanjo The current state of Nigeria demands urgent and strategic action towards sustainable development that not only drives economic growth but also transforms…

By Temi Okesanjo

The current state of Nigeria demands urgent and strategic action towards sustainable development that not only drives economic growth but also transforms the lives of its diverse population of over 200 million people. Historically, conversations about Nigeria’s potential have often remained at the level of discourse.

Nigeria’s demographic diversity is a strength. It’s no longer enough to discuss the advantages of our population and diversity; we must pivot towards implementing strategies that leverage these assets in the right direction for national advancement.

Effective governance requires more than drafting policies; it necessitates meticulous planning, proactive problem-solving, and most importantly, decisive implementation

Our leaders must demonstrate a clear commitment to leveraging Nigeria’s strengths through strategic initiatives that drive real change.

From harnessing and capitalising our human capital through education and skill development, every aspect of governance must align with a clear vision for national progress. One major factor is investing in robust research teams across governmental sectors to inform evidence-based decision-making and optimise resource allocation.

Economic fluctuations is not peculiar to Nigeria alone but security concerns, and social inequalities are bedbugs that eats into our progress

it is imperative that the government shifts its focus towards bridging the gaps in strategic planning and implementation, particularly in policymaking. Policies must be tailored to reflect the realities of Nigeria’s diverse population, cultural traditions, and values.

By initiating and executing impactful mini projects, we can significantly improve the lives of millions of citizens across the nation. It is time for proactive and strategic leadership at all levels of government to harness Nigeria’s vast potential for sustainable development and national progress.

Okesanjo is a Strategist/Public Affairs Analyst

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