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Economy Technologists urge Buhari to diversify economy

The National Association of Academic Technologists (NAAT) has called on the Federal Government to urgently diversify the Nigerian economy.

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REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde play Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari speaks during German President Joachim Gauck's visit to the State House in Abuja, Nigeria February 11, 2016. (REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde)

According to the group, Nigeria should look beyond oil to salvage the current economic logjam. 

‎In a communiqué issued on Sunday, April 17, 2016, and signed by its general Secretary, Comrade Oyoyo Hamilton the union said government continued dependence on oil would spell doom for the nation. 

The communiqué also urged the federal and state governments to fully implement the 2009 FGN/NAAT agreement which according to them is long overdue.

The union said it is important for government to put in place mechanisms for renegotiation of the 2009 with the union if the current industrial harmony on university campuses must be sustained. 

"The sustain efforts in fighting corruption should be holistic and not selective. We commend FG on the continued efforts in fighting insurgency, resettling of internally displaced persons and rebuilding of the affected areas. We urge FG to diversify the economy and should look beyond oil to encompasses other sectors especially agriculture."

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