BY DAUD OLATUNJI
ABEOKUTA—Former President of Mexico, Vicente Fox, yesterday in Abeokuta, the Ogun State Capital, there was no doubt that Nigeria would be one of the powerful engines to drive the world economy in the nearest future.
He however urged Nigeria to align with powerful countries in the world to quicken her pace of development.
Fox, who was a keynote Speaker at Ogun State investors’ forum 2014, spoke on agriculture and Urban Development as catalyst for growth, submitting Nigeria could not survive that in isolation.
The former Mexico President, who governed between 2000 and 2006 said the relationship that existed between his country and North America fetched Mexico $1 trillion.
“The association between Mexico and United States of America is about $1 trillion, we in Mexico import half of that, we in Mexico export half of that in that association between Mexico and United States.”
“This Nation Nigeria, the unity of all Africa, you have the potentials to be a developed nation, you have the great advantage to learn from wise men, to learn from success stories, we do not have to do what others are doing because it will have to take so long to move from basic economy, agriculture, mining, oil into a manufacturing economy.