Ondo State Governor, Dr. Olusegun Mimiko, has declared that Nigeria can survive without oil and has asked citizens to look for how to develop the country’s economy.
The governor, who reiterated the need for the government at the centre to diversify the country’s economy, noted that the country was blessed with natural endowments that can make it survive with or without oil.
Speaking at a programme organised by the state’s Artisans Group in Akure, the state capital, Mimiko tasked them to use their skills to create wealth, especially at this challenging period in the country.
Mimiko described artisans as the bedrock of the nation’s economy and also, charged them to work hard and utilise their skills to take the nation to the next level of development.
He assured of his administration’s continued assistance and support to the group, stressing that their unalloyed cooperation was necessary for peace and development of the state.
Mimiko noted that God has blessed Nigeria with abundant natural resources, adding that the nation can survive without oil but stressed the need for Nigerians to work harder in the New Year.