- Enelemah Promises To Sacrifice For The Country
The Nigerian Senate, on Wednesday morning, screened Okechukwu Enelemah from Abia state, following his nomination as a Minister of the Federal Republic of Nigeria by President Muhammadu Buhari.
During his introduction, Enelemah, a medical doctor by training, who vowed to work tirelessly with President Buhari for a new and better Nigeria, promised to sacrifice for the country.
The ministerial nominee said for Nigeria to grow economically, efforts must be made to generate resources outside the oil sector.
He said Nigeria should concentrate on areas such as agriculture and manufacturing.
Speaking on tax payment, Enelamah said efforts should be made for Nigerians to pay their tax, adding that the correct infrastructures and better legislation will help the enforcement of tax payment.
Enelemah who noted that Nigeria has enormous potentials, added that a conducive environment in the area of exporting is needed.
On youth unemployment, he said efforts must be made to create on-the-job training for graduates. He also advocated for skill acquisition among youths.
Advocating for a technology driven Nigeria, Enelemah said government needs to work more to attract foreign investment.
On how to get the stock exchange market vibrant again, he said transparency will help in this regards.
On the power sector, he said a collaborative effort from both the public and private sector will help to correct the epileptic nature of the sector.
Speaking on interest rates, Enemalah said the rates are high because of the state of the Nigerian currency.
He however stated that priorities need to be placed to reduce the rates which will in turn help increase job opportunities.
After successfully answering questions bordering on various issues, from Senators Ali Ndume,Barnabas Gimade, Aliyu Sabi, Ben Murray Bruce, Oluremi Tinubu, and Stella Oduah, Enelemah was asked to take a bow and go.