President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday said the problems confronting Nigeria can also be tackled by employing solutions which are uniquely indigenous to the country.
Buhari, who stated this while receiving a delegation of the Nigeria Society of Engineers (NSE) led by its president, Adekunle Mokuolu called for more concerted effort, creative and innovative ideas to reverse the infrastructure deficit in the country.
The President said his government has deliberately structured its policies to favour more local content and capacity.His words:
“Over the years, Nigerian engineers have been recognized globally for carrying out amazing and impactful projects. Unfortunately, this is not the case here at home.
“For decades, the enabling environment was simply not provided for these innovative and creative professionals to flourish and showcase our country as an engineering hub.”
The president further called on all professionals in the country to look inward in showcasing their knowledge and skill in a way which will directly impact the nation.