As Kogi citizen looks forward to November 11th gubernatorial election with all expectation, with the hope that will usher in a new Kogi State we can all be proud of.
This piece is not about Kogi Politics and several ethnic’s sentimental agenda been promoted at the detriment of peoples oriented agenda.
Away from party politics, and dive into political economy on how various government policies has affect an average Nigerian on the street.
An X-ray of Nigeria economic challenges shows that our economy is on life support, and hangs in the balance.
If we must look ourselves in the eyes and speak the real truth, Nigerian economy is in a critical stage now, begging and needs emergency economic attention from the best hands both within and outside the country.
In all this economic woes their comes a beacon of hope in Kogi in an illustrious son of the soil, Aliyu Audu Ph.D, through who if the right people like him take charge we can see a ray of light at the end of tunnel, There is a strong possibility of having visible light in sight soon.
Despite the how battered our economy status is, our New President, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, came with slogan of Renewed Hope for Nigeria in this new dispensation.
Let me unveil this young economic scholar, who is in his early 40s.
Dr Aliyu Audu, the Kogi State born international Economic expert, trained from University of Hertfordshire UK, one of the most prestigious universities in the world where he obtained his BA Honor in lnternational Economics. Because of his love for sound education and quest for deeper knowledge of global economy, he proceeded further for his Postgraduate degree where he majored in lnternational Economic, Banking and Global Finance from Cardiff University in UK and bagged his doctoral degree (Ph.D) in Economics from American University Washington in United States of America.
Dr Aliyu Audu, is a thorough breed economic Guru with required credentials to be appointed as the Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria.
In achieving the promise of Renewed Hope and if the government of day are sincere to deliver on their political manifestation to Nigerian, there is need for them to look the way of Dr Aliyu Audu for quick economic recovery growth of our dying economy.
If the appointment into the Governor office of Central Bank of Nigeria would be based on competence, capacity, international connection, experience, merit, age and passion for economic resuscitation, Dr Aliyu Audu is a perfect match having all the needed requirements in his belt and his appointment would be round peg in a round hole.
Dr Aliyu Audu was among few economic scholars who foretold the failure of naira redesign. It is on record, both in major print and broadcast media, that he submitted that the policy was ill conceived due to wrong timing. The end result of the failed Naira redesign vindicated him, just like most of his economic analysis and postulation.
Dr Aliyu Audu is consultant to several global financial bodies like IMF and World Bank.
His research in agriculture, finance, banking and environmental renewable energy stand him out for the plum job of Central Bank of Nigeria Governor.
His experience on how to revive a failed economy, passion for home made (made in Nigeria) food has further proved that he has all what it takes to occupy the seat of CBN Governor. Even his friends and associates will attest to it that Dr Aliyu Audu has strong passion for eating Kogi State produced rice (Confluence Rice) either the one from Ibaji local government or the one from Ejiba in Yagba West local government, both in Kogi State. We need a man that believe in home grown food at this moment so as to achieve food sufficiency and to discourage importation that destroys our economy.
The managers of our economy for the past eight years has done more harm than good to our economy due to their summersault policy on foreign exchange, naira instability, inconsistent financial policy, naira redesign, indiscriminate barn on some item that has made some business to go bankrupt and moribund.
Dr Aliyu Audu, being the Vice President Nigeria/Ireland Business Association, believes strongly that Nigeria can attain the economic height of lreland.
lreland, with a population of less than 6million, is among the first five best economies in the world with food sufficiency, ICT, Animal Production, supplying 60% of meat to other European nations.
Dr Aliyu Audu is at the front front in the vanguard of showcasing Nigeria rich potentials to global investor through their yearly summit Nigeria Diaspora Summit.
Dr Aliyu Audu, with rich experience in agriculture finance and banking will be an added bonus to restore the lost economic glory of our dear country, Nigeria, if consider for the office of the Governor Central Bank of Nigeria.
– Bright Olushina writes from Abuja.