Published on Aug 10, 2017 Greenbarge Reporters
Acting President Yemi Osinbajo would not buy the idea of ‘Nigerian factor’ whenever things go wrong, saying it is an excuse for failure.
“Excuses won’t work here…it is called the Nigerian factor, or some say exceptionalism, or the acceptance of failure before you even start, is certainly not tenable any more.”
Professor Osinbajo who spoke in Abuja today, Thursday, at a retreat for ministers and other top government officials,
stressed: “we simply have to accept that there is nothing Nigerian about failure, because as we know in our personal lives, failure and success are commodities on offer to everyone all over the world and every individual and every country makes a choice of which to buy and I will say on our behalf that we will choose success.”
The Acting President insisted that the challenge has to do with the discipline not to be unreasonable in the set targets and objectives.
“There should be the discipline of attending the labs diligently and accepting to be locked in a room for as long as it takes to iron out what it is that needs to be done.
He called on the participants to do what they need to do to make sure that they see through the labs and that they have to identify specific areas where they will do this labs.
“We must see to it that this works.”
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