12 Governors, ex-governors and various Ministers of the federal republic of Nigeria were present at the event which held at Eko Hotel.
The event celebrated with the 9th Annual Bola Tinubu Colloquium took place on 28th March 2017, at the Eko Hotels and Suites.
The colloquium themed 'Use What We Make, Make What You Use' featured numerous speakers from various works of life both from the private and public sector as they deliberate on the issues that stand in the way of our national greatness and profer solutions.
A national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Sen. Bola Tinubu, says the duo of President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo have shown themselves as a selfless leaders, exemplifying teamwork and unity of purpose.
Speakers at the colloquium include: Chief of Air Staff of the Nigerian Airforce, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar; Honourable Minister for Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun; Honourable Minister for Trade and Investment, Dr. Okechukwu Enelamah; CEO of Innoson Motors, Chief Innocent Chukwuma.
Others are Co-Founder of Wilson’s Juice Company, Seun Abolaji; CEO at Chocolate City, Jude Abaga; and the founder of an agric-tech value chain company, Nasir Yammama.
Speaking on the theme of the colloquium `Use What We Make, Make What You Use`, Tinubu urged the Federal Government to create a national industrial policy with national infrastructural plan to reform the nation`s economy.
Bola Ahmed Tinubu said; “There is wide spread poverty, gross inequity, and high unemployment. I don’t see why this nation should continue to be poor with all its human capital and resources, Our challenges as a nation are manifold, but so are our capabilities, talent and resources, therefore we need to revolve the political economy in a manner that will put our huge population into productive use" .
“If we do nothing to reform our economy, we are doomed as a nation. I know this administration has begun the process of salvaging the economy through reforms, but we need to create that enabling environment and make credit facilities accessible for creative individuals, Not only must we use what we make and make what we use, we must make what the world values,’’ he said.
Tinubu thanked Prof. Yemi Osinbajo and all friends that put together the annual event.