Nigeria too big to fail — Rwandan president

// News | General | Nigeria too big to fail — Rwandan president
Email to a friend Plain text Print version // Font size: Decrease font Enlarge font

The President of the Republic of Rwanda, Paul Kagame, has said Nigeria, with its vast population and resources, has the capacity to solve its problems of corruption and underdevelopment.

Kagame, who said this in Lagos on Saturday, while speaking to young Nigerian professionals at a seminar organised by the African Personality Forum, noted that if Nigeria failed, the aftermath would reverberate across Africa.

He said, “Nigeria is too big, too resourceful to allow these things to continue. If there is a problem in Nigeria it would spread, even to as far as Rwanda. That is why we as Rwandans are ready to work together with Nigeria to solve our problems together and learn from each other.”

After sharing his experiences as well as the progress recorded in his country in the past decade, Kagame warned Nigerian youths not to give up on the country and challenged them to take up the responsibility of changing the status quo.

He stated, “It starts and ends with the people. It is not the oil that is the problem or gas that is the problem or the lack of it that is problem, it is the people. And people can address any problem. You don’t need to give up and say things have been like this for so many years, it won’t change. Please don’t give up. It is never too late, you can turn things around. In fact, this is a challenge for young people of Nigeria. People are looking to you for solution.”

On corruption, Kagame said his country was able the deal with it by taking actions and implementing policies that helped build a system which helds people accountable.

He said the Rwandan government would not take all the credits for the success the nation recorded in fighting corruption, stating that much of it came as a result of positive response from the people.

He added that only strict implementation of policies and recommendations would help in eradicating corruption.

The Rwandan president insisted that the future of Africa was dependent on its human capital and not the West, stressing that African nations must, as a matter of priority, invest in their youth.

He said, “Africa has everything it needs for development. In fact, we are spoilt with resources that we can use to develop Africa. But how can we have everything and we do not have development? The answer lies in the young people.

“Some people think the large youth population of Africa is a problem, but I see it as an opportunity for development.”

Tagged : No tags for this article

Headlines Newsview all

Ikorodu Bank Robbers Being Paraded By Lagos State Police Command

The faces of the Ikorodu Bank robbers have been unveiled by the Lagos state police command. It would be recalled that the gang of armed robbers ... Full story

Madam Fester Arodu Mother, Of Murdered Community Leader Cries For Justice

FEW weeks after a community leader, Chief Innocent Arodu, was killed by gunmen, his aged mother, Madam Fester Arodu, has cried out for justice. Arodu, who ... Full story

4 Members Of Ikorodu Bank Robbery Arrested

Four members of the robbery gang, which unleashed terror on two commercial banks in the Ipakodo, Ikorodu area of Lagos two weeks ago, have been ... Full story

Kidnap Suspect, Vincent Ibor I Collected N3.5m Reluctantly

A kidnap suspect, Vincent Ibor, said he collected reluctantly the sum of N3.5m after an abduction deal in Calabar, the capital of Cross River State. Ibor, ... Full story

Nollywood Actress Poses Nude For Sexy Pregnancy Shoot (+18)

Nollywood actress and video vixen Dior Chidera Adiele showed off her beautiful baby bump by posing completely nud in a new photo shoot. Quite bold. See ... Full story

Comedian Julius Agwu Survives Brain Surgery In America (PHOTOS)

Apparently not many knew the comedian has been sick in the last few weeks. But the good news is that Julius is now getting better ... Full story

16 Year Old Apprentice, Pours Hot Water On Colleague In Lagos

A 16-year-old seamstress apprentice, Cecilia Ukpa, has been arrested by the police for pouring hot water on her colleague over a disagreement. Ukpa and the victim, ... Full story

Ghastly Accident On A Bridge Before Benin (Graphic Images)

According to eye witnesses, this fatal accident happened on the bridge on the Benin-Lagos Bypass. It was caused by a white Mark head trailer who ... Full story

Kidnapped Wife Of Ex-Bayelsa Governor Freed

Martha Binabo, the kidnapped wife of the former acting governor of Bayelsa, Nestor Binabo, has been released. Ms. Binabo, abducted on June 29, was freed on ... Full story

Reasons For Inviting Ike Ekweremadu, Others For Questioning - Nigerian Police Force

The Nigerian Police Force has given reasons for inviting the deputy president of the senate, Ike Ekweremadu, to its headquarters for questioning. The police explained on ... Full story

IG Summons Sen. Ike Ekweremadu, Over Alleged Forgery

The Inspector General of Police, Mr. Solomon Arase, has summoned the Deputy Senate President, Sen. Ike Ekweremadu, over alleged forgery of the Senate Rules. The PDP ...

Comment on: Nigeria too big to fail — Rwandan president

Rate this article

0

Breaking News

Super Eagels Star, Emenike Denies Converting To Islam

Responding to viral reports that he had converted to Islam, Nigerian international football player, Emmanuel Emenike, shared the above image on social media and captioned: “I ... Full story

Fuel Scarcity Bites Harder In Nigeria

The fuel crisis situation in the country got worse through the weekend as the scarcity continued unabated in Lagos Abuja, Nasarawa and environs. This is happening ...

Yomi Black And Wife Welcome Baby Boy (Photos)

Aww it’s a season of welcoming babies in the entertainment industry. Just after Karen Igho put to bed yesterday, ace photographer Yomi Black and wife, ...

Checkout What, YQ Uses To Stimulate Himself Before Performing

Nigerian singer, YQ is currently in Barcelona, Spain where he had gone to perform after moving from Stuttgart, Germany some days back. The singer before mounting ...

Secret Behind Liz Benson's Wowing Costumes In Recent Movies

The return of Nollywood’s veteran actress, Liz Benson-Ameye has attracted a resounding attention to the make-believe industry, especially from the quarters of her comatose fan ...

My Business Is My Business, It Is Not A Family Business - Shina Peller

Popular Lagos night club owner, Shina Peller, son of world famous magician, Prof. Peller, has stated that he decided not to pursue career in magic ...

I Was Never Tied To Any Record Label - Mercy Chinwo

Majorly in Nigeria, there are two strong telecom competitors who have gained wide audience through their yearly reality shows which has always been discovering new ...

Chioma Akpotha Angrily Beat Up A Student In Enugu

Nollywood actress, Chioma Akpotha, who has been a darling in the make-belief world, has suddenly created a scene by beating up a student who offended ...

We are Brilliant in my Family…Yvonne Okoro Boasts

Recently, Ghanaian actress, Yvonne Okoro, was so elated as her younger sister, Roseline, recently graduated with a master degree in oil and gas. Roseline graduated from ...

Nigerians Need To Pray And Act Against Immorality - Okey Bakassi

To some, it may be described as the end time while to many it will be an avenue called for various prayers at all sectors ...