The Executive Chairman of the Federal Inland Revenue Service, Muhammad Nami, has stated that a beautiful Nigeria is possible through the spread of entrepreneurship and industrial hubs throughout the federation.
He noted that adoption of this model would bring about sweeping economic transformation.
In his message of goodwill to Nigerians to mark the 62nd anniversary of the country’s Independence Day, Nami urged Nigerians to invest in the creation of centers for entrepreneurship and industrialization as they hold the “key to unlocking the country’s vast economic potential.” hold.
The FIRS chief urged states to emulate the Ondo state’s entrepreneurial village, which was set up to nurture and harvest talent for the state’s industrialization.
He urged other state governments to adopt this model and set up similar hubs in their states to harness the energies of young Nigerians productively.
He said: “Nigeria is a country of limitless opportunity. We are a resilient and talented people and what these young Nigerians need is an enabling environment to thrive.
“A good starting point is to set up centers for entrepreneurship and industry in every state in the country.
“This would set off a chain reaction that would reverse the fate of the country and unlock the potential of our vast young and skilled population.”
Nami urged state governments to adopt and use this model as a strategy to address unemployment and insecurity issues while boosting economic activity in their states.
“The model will get young people off the streets and into productive jobs.
“You will be surprised how many jobs will be created. Many people’s lives would be changed, and an abundance of economic activity would be ignited in unprecedented ways in the nooks and crannies of our country. Nigeria has what it takes to lead the world and this is one possible path,” Nami added.
The FIRS boss also used the opportunity to instruct the Nigerians to see themselves as drivers of the country’s development through their patriotic behavior, such as paying taxes.
“I firmly believe that each of us has a role to play in building the Nigeria of our dreams. But we can only achieve this by being patriotic and fulfilling civic obligations that are expected of us, such as respecting law and order, paying our taxes and being loyal to our country,” he concluded.