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former governor of Ogun State, His Excellency, Otunba Gbenga Daniel (OGD),has challenged Nigerians to contribute their quota to making the country of their dreams.
Daniel said he was proposing a systemic approach to achieve equitable development in the country without leaving any section behind.
_“As an advocate for restructuring, I believe in compartmental growth, one which will relax the pressure on the centre and advance the economic strength of the federating units._
_“But this approach must be systemic and not brash. A sudden fiscal restructuring that doesn’t focus on collective economic growth for all states will create a chaotic migration problem and burden for the developed ones,” the former governor asserted._
Daniel made the call on Friday while giving his keynote address at the 3days *Continuous Political Education Programme “CPEP”* organised for emerging leaders by the *Political Leadership Training Institute(POLA), Sagamu, Ogun State.*
The former governor, an mechanical engineer by profession, maintained that only Nigerians could develop Nigeria.
“Americans developed the United States, Chinese developed China, only Nigerians can develop Nigeria,” he told his audience.
Speaking on the threats of division ravaging the country, Daniel said “no nation devalues itself into prosperity,” arguing that citizens should rather work to use Nigeria’s population economy to its advantage.
“Restructuring plan can best work when the federating states have the potential for self-sufficiency,” Daniel advised.
The Politics Leadership Training Institute is an institution set up by Daniel in 2011 to train and mentor new leaders for the country.
_Daniel says his vision for setting up the tuition free school is borne out of his burden to raise quality leaders ready to take over leadership mantle in any sphere of lives they may find themselves._
*“Democracy is not a magic wand, in fact, it is like a computer data processing system that thrives on the reliability of the data imputed,” Daniel reckons.* _“For citizens to enjoy good governance, they must ensure that only the best hands are handed over the mantle of leadership”_