The national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, has said the country is in a difficult situation.
Tinubu stated this after receiving a honourary Doctor of Business degree at the 15th- 20th convocation ceremony of the University of Abuja.
The APC leader noted that for the country to be buoyant again, a vibrant agriculture sector needs to be established in order to produce enough food for domestic consumption and for export, while creating more jobs.
Tinubu said, “If you ask me to describe the state of the nation, I would say it is a difficult but encouraging one, we are emerging from a period of great moral uncertainty where vice and virtue were too often indistinguishable and too often confused, one for the other.
“The journey we have embarked upon will not be easy. It requires us all to make sacrifices and persevere until we achieve.
“Nigeria needs some fundamental restructuring both politically and economically. Not the constant tinkering and patch-patch we often resort to. We must therefore begin with fundamentally restructuring the economy if we are to rid ourselves of joblessness.
“Nigeria stands in the corridor between greatness and failure, progress and collapse, hope and despair. Our fate depends on whether we summon the courage to take the bold steps and move in the direction. We must turn our present challenges into opportunities for the re-engineering of our nation’s economic challenges. The university and our educational system have a role to play here”, Tinubu stated.