The second annual lecture for Dr. Fayemi held last week at the Radisson Blu Hotel, GRA, Ikeja.
The event, which had the Ekiti State Governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi, as guest speaker, was graced by notable personalities, including Prof. Akin Onigbinde, representative of Ekiti State Governor, Mr. Akin Oyebode; former Military Administrator of Bayelsa State, Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu, and Otunba Gbenga Daniel, among many others.
While noting the achievements of the current administration, Adesina, the Guest of Honour, insisted that only those who choose to be blind would not acknowledge the efforts and success of the government.
He maintained that under Buhari’s watch in 2017, Nigeria’s agricultural export grew by 180.7 per cent, while the export of raw materials rose by 150.2 per cent in the same year.
“Five million new taxpayers were added since 2016,” he said, adding that between 2016 and 2017, government spent 2.7 trillion naira on infrastructure, which was “unprecedented in Nigeria’s history.”
He further stated, “If you choose to be willfully blind, even if they put something in your face you won’t be able to see it.”
Gani Adams, who was also a Guest of Honour at the event, reacted by saying "I’ve travelled to about 46 countries and I know what is happening in the developed world and when you see most of their economic analysts, they won’t tell you what they are doing theoretically, but you will see what is happening. Tell Mr President that Nigerians are suffering."