A former Minister of Power, Prof Chinedu Nebo, has said the current challenges bedeviling Nigeria can never be solved by the political class alone but through the organised private sector.
Nebo, who is the Vice-Chancellor, University of the Niger, Anambra State, stated this in a Christmas Message during the Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols, organised by the Enugu Sports Club, on Friday in Enugu.
He said, “I keep telling people that although, I am not in humanities of social sciences but I do know that Nigeria will never be salvaged by government but only the organised private sector that will set Nigeria free from what we are experiencing in our land.
“Once everyone continues to depend on the same system that is destroying our land, we will not be able to make any progress.
“We will be like the Chinese adage that says that doing same thing over and over again and expecting a different result each time, it doesn’t work and can never work.
“Look at the level of inflation we have in Nigeria today, people can no longer take care of their basic necessity of life.
“But in the midst of all these, we have Christmas, a time of hope, a time for the love of God to the people. God himself sent his own son, Jesus Christ, to carry our sins, to make sure we find peace in our lives and communities.”
While appreciating the Enugu Sports Club for the privilege to share in the joy of Christmas and for the novelty of introducing the carol of nine lessons, he said it was something that was needed to calm the nerves.