By Etop Ekanem
Nsukka—Minister of Aviation, Chief Osita Chidoka has said despite present difficulties, Nigeria holds great opportunities for her citizens with projections that the nation’s economy will continue to grow at over six per cent for the next 20 years.
The Minister stated this while delivering the 44th Convocation Lecture of the University of Nigeria, Nsukka entitled, “Rebuilding the Nigerian Dream: Mapping the Building Blocks.”
According to the Minister, Nigeria had highly skilled, hard working people with huge natural resources and large population that made the country a big market for goods and services that were keys to her economic growth.
Chidoka said, “Nigerians are fastidious and therefore have the tendency to criticise their country unnecessary. Although that attitude is wrong but it spurs the citizens and government to do things better.
”The most virulent critics of Nigeria are Nigerians. When two or three Nigerians are gathered, their topic is usually Nigeria, its missed opportunities, its poor outcomes and, the giant strides of other countries.”