Adegoke warns Buhari, An Ibadan Chief, Oloye Taofeek Adegboyega Adegoke has actually stated that it threatens Nigeria to count on oil and gas as the only source of its profits.
Adegoke who attended to reporters in Ibadan at the weekend, prompted President Muhammadu Buhari, state Governors, and those at the regional level to diversify the Nigerian economy in order to prevent an economic crisis in the future.
Adegoke who functioned as Ajia Balogun Olubadan, while speaking throughout the commissioning of hospitality service in Ibadan, firmly insisted that a time has actually come for Nigeria to believe in outside the package and diversify the economy.
Present at the occasion were a previous guv of Oyo State, Senator Rashidi Ladoja, Chairman Senate Committee on Local material, Senator Teslim Folarin, a Chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Adebisi Olopoenia, the better half of late Ibadan strong political leader, Alhaja Bose Adelabu.
Others are previous Speaker Oyo state House of Assembly, Hon Adeolu Adeleke, Barrister Lowo Obisesan, Mr. Yinka Taiwo, Hon Gbade Oduola, Mogaji Jelili Adanla, Alhaji Lukman Gbadamosi, Primate Olasoji Bakare, Chief Wale Aribi, Hon Kehinde Subair, Hon. Adigun Abiodun, Mogaji Aboderin, Hon Bimbo Adepoju and others.
Adegoke, who is the Executive Director, OES Energy Services Limited while speaking even more preserved that the joblessness rate which is disconcerting would be decreased to the barest minimum if the federal, state and city governments began the procedure of financial diversity.
He kept in mind that a person of the gains of financial diversity is the generation of job opportunities.
He stated, “I am likewise utilizing this chance to contact federal governments, that there is in fact a requirement to diversify our profits base. Depending on oil and gas as the primary source of our income is bad which is what is searching for us. And take a look at naira currency exchange rate, has to do with 465 naira to a dollar, it utilized to be one to one prior to and take a look at it today.
“And Nigeria that is a mono-economy, there will be inflation, the expense of the great you are purchasing from abroad will increase due to the fact that you will utilize Dollar to purchase it, so now that you are purchasing 465, you can envision what the landing expense will be.
“Because, we are not producing anything, that is why the costs of items will escalate. That will cause inflation. By the time we produce another income base, there is no other way it will not reduce the joblessness rate in the nation.
“So, I wish to motivate everybody people, not simply the federal governments, however every person to diversify our income base.
“What we are doing today is simply part of what we have actually been preaching in the past that there is a requirement to diversify our income base in Nigeria, the requirement to develop work. We need to believe outside the package.
“Diversify Nigerian economy into hospitality, tourist sector, one will produce tasks, so if every person in Nigeria can diversify into a couple of other things apart from your main source of economy, there is no other way that will not develop tasks. It will lower the rate of joblessness”.