17 November 2012

Nigeria: 'Country's Population Size Will Drive Economic Growth'

Political economist and management lecturer, Prof. Pat Utomi has called on the Federal Government to take advantage of the country's huge youth population to achieve economic growth.

Utomi made the remark at the second annual conference of an investment firm, CBO Capital, titled: 'Is There Meat in this Soup Called Nigeria?', which held in Lagos at the weekend.

CBO Capital Partners is an Investment Advisory and Project development firm that provides competent insight and international perspective to help finance business growth in Nigeria and across Africa.

Utomi explained that Nigeria, indeed has a bright future with a huge population of active youths who are willing to work, and called on the government and Nigerians in the Diaspora to ensure that the youths are actively engaged by creating employment and also conducive environment for entrepreneurship to thrive, so that they can contribute to the growth of the economy.

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