The Harvard Kennedy School Alumni Association of Nigeria has urged the president-elect to cater to the needs of the people and create an enabling environment for the private sector to thrive.
While speaking at a dinner hosted by Harvard Kennedy School Alumni Association of Nigeria to welcome 64 students from 24 countries who embarked on the Africa Policy Trek to Lagos, President, HKSAAN, Mrs. Adora Ugwu said, “This Trek means that they will be meeting people from different countries in Africa in this case, they have done Nigeria and Ghana.
“Usually, on this Trek, they come to find out about the countries, public and private sectors, they want to understand governance, policy and culture. They visited Accra first and they now come to Nigeria. So as the alumni association we are hosting them.”
Also speaking, the former Chairman of Federal Inland Revenue Services and alumnus of HKS, Mrs. Ifueko Omoigui-Okauruan, urged the incoming government to create policies that will favour people in order to ensure economic development.
She said, “The policy is at the heart of preparing a better quality of life for every Nigerian. What we do must translate to a higher level of disposable income to live at the very minimum, a decent life.
“I want the incoming administration to think in a very practical way and energise the talents that we have.
“So the government should build an enabling environment for the private sector to thrive. Anytime the government comes in, that is what we want. It is still what we want and therefore the appeal is to actually do it and keep hoping.”