By Princewill Ekwujuru
â€œIn Nigeria, infrastructure is a major challenge, once we have infrastructure, this country will grow and a lot of companies will spring up. In this country, if you provide quality service, Nigerians will pay, no matter how much, Nigerians are ready to payâ€
These were the words of Dr. Nosike Agokei, the newly appointed Managing Director of John Holt Nigeria Plc.
Speaking during a Special Recognition Award by Friendship Network International Association (FNIA) conferred on him and four other distinguished Nigerians, he noted: â€œthe major challenge facing Nigeria is infrastructure, stressing: â€œthe challenges we have are challenges that are facing all of us. Infrastructure is a major thing, once we have infrastructure, this country will grow and a lot of companies will spring up.
â€œIf any government comes in now, and say we want to face infrastructure, road, electricity, railways. I tell you!, Nigerians will ask that government to remain in power, if they do well. But let me tell you something, in this country, if you provide quality service, Nigerians will pay, no matter how much, Nigerians are willing to pay for something that is good. So, why not provide good road, put toll gate, people will pay, build railways, hike the fare, people will pay. Develop infrastructure people will be happy and pay.â€