The acting rector of Auchi Polytechnic, Mustapha Zubair, says Nigeria will not get out of its economic mess until the country goes into massive production of goods and services.
Zubair said this yesterday while fielding questions from newsmen in Benin City, Edo State.
While calling for more investment in science and technology and massive production, the rector stressed that buying and selling would only compound Nigeria’s economic woes.
“All we do now is buying and selling, you wait for somebody to produce and send to us, how do you develop?
“It is only when you are into production that you will determine what you want by fixing prices and other factors. But when it has to do with something you do not have control over, they will have to dictate to you.
“Some of us were spurred to read engineering going by what we experienced in the late 70s and early 80s when you look at our manufacturing sector, but today, everything is dead.
“So, except we revive that and see ourselves going into production and manufacturing by encouraging science and technology, I am sorry. If it is this buying and selling, we are getting nowhere. I doubt if our economy will grow this way.
“We have to invest in science and technology and encourage our younger ones to partake in it. Let them graduate and provide work for themselves.”