By Bunmi Oguns
The Executive Director of FAMFA Oil and the richest woman in Africa, Dr. Folorunsho Alakija, has taken a swipe at the nation saying that it has allowed a lot of people to get away with evil that has brought Nigeria to where it is today.
Alakija who made this known, at the 9th edition of Daystar Christian Centre 2016 Excellence in Leadership conference with was themed ‘Maximise your Influence’, said such persons should be made to pay the price of what they have done.
According to her, “we need to learn from our past mistakes and take practical steps towards ensuring that things get better. There are so many things we have left undone and we have to begin to make changes and pay the price.”
She expressed concern that Nigerians want the Buhari government to perform miracle noting the change which has brought the country down to its knees, will take time and will only be achieved if we look inwards.
Alakija who is also the CEO of Rose of Sharon Foundation , stressed the need for Nigerians to live within their means especially during this economic recession and plan for years rather than spend money on those things that are not necessary.
Asked if she would be interested in going into politics and if she sees a woman becoming the president of Nigeria, she said, ” I am not interested in politics and I don’t intend to go into it. I don’t see a reason why a woman should not be president just as a woman contested for that position in America. “
We shouldn’t be all be deputy governors or our role confined to the kitchen. It is a matter of being persistent and we need to have a change of mindset.”
She also spoke on her pet project on empowering the widows and orphans noting, “the whole idea is to reach out to them and touch their lives. The world will be a better place if others can reach out to make a difference in the lives of others.”
The Senior Pastor RCCG London, Pastor. Agu Urukwu said the only way out of the present economic recession is for the country to learn from others that have been through similar situation, adding that as long as there is a religious and tribal divide, the challenges will continue.
He added that the country needs a clear roadmap as to where it is going saying, “it will allow us to audit and celebrate ourselves together. The president must have a shared vision and encourage people through the hard times,” he said.