Professor Jerry Gana, a former Minister of Information, has said the Peoples’ Democratic Party, PDP, can solve Nigeria’s problems.
He said this in a lecture he delivered at a convocation ceremony of the Ajayi Crowther University, Oyo state.
Gana, who was the first national secretary of the PDP in 1998, said, “I am a politician. I appreciate the PDP and I am sure we shall use the party to solve Nigeria’s problem and the rest will be history”.
He said that the efforts of stakeholders to address the problems of the People Democratic Party and reconcile those, who were aggrieved, was a good thing for Nigeria.
The former minister also said that despite what is happening in the country, Nigeria will not disintegrate.
“I don’t believe in the notion that this country will break up. Nigeria will never break up. This is an idea of God and he will uphold the country. Nigeria is one of the most powerful countries of the world, that’s why the devil is fighting us. All we need is sustainable policies and leadership that will lead the country aright and I see God bringing that about soon in the country.
“There are many Nigerians who are passionate and believe in the country. There are many experts that the country is blessed with and they will soon take charge of the country.” he said.
Also, he called on the federal government to include private tertiary institutions in disbursement of the Tertiary Education Trust Fund, TETFUND.
The former minister stated that there was the need to change the way universities are administered and being operated.
According to him, the Federal Government and the university community must maintain optimum and continuous excellent performance in educating the minds of millions of young Nigerians who pass through tertiary institutions to build an enviable country.
- Chinwe Aguobi