Vice president, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, former Nigerian president, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Dr Okey Enelamah, Min. of State on Solid Minerals, Dr Kayode Fayemi are some of the special guests to attend a book pesentation entitled, “From Consumption To Production: The Whys And Ways Out Of Failed Industrialization In Nigeria”.
The book, written by former director, UN-Habitat, Nairobi, Kenya who is now a Professorial Fellow, United Nations University, visiting Professor to the Open University, Milton Keynes, UK, Prof. Banji Oyelaran Oyeyinka would be launched at the Sheraton Hotel, Ladi Kwali Hall, on, November 21, 2017.
Other expected guests at the event are Governors, Akinwunmi Ambode, Ibikunle Amosu, Rotimi Akerele, Hon. Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun, Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Raji Fashola, CBN Governor, Godwin Emefiele and several others.
The book traces how policy dysfunctions and delays led to Nigeria’s gradual descent from a prospective “Production” to a “Consumption” nation. Oyeyinka outlines the characteristics of a ‘consumption’ nation like Nigeria; the case study of industrial failures in Nigeria; the economic cost of presumptive planning; how infrastructural deficit limits industrialization and how Nigeria’s economy can be transformed or resuscitate through diversification from Consumption to Production.