Akande laments failure of successive governments, backs Tinubu’s 50-year plan to end underdevelopment,


The All Progressives Congress’ national chairman, Bisi Akande, has lamented the failure of succeeding administrations to create a development strategy for important economic sectors.

Akande cited this as the cause of the underdevelopment of the nation in remarks he made yesterday at a lecture in memory of Reuben Fasoranti in Akure, Ondo State.

The former Osun State governor, however, assured Nigerians that “the President-elect, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, is proposing a 20 to 50 years development plan that will end the issue of underdevelopment in the country.

He said: “We fail to plan and, yet, we are surprised that we fail in almost all sectors as we are all lapsing into generations of plan-less hypocrites.

“I can assure you, that was not what we inherited. In this same country, we used to have five years capital development plans and seven years capital development plans. Now we only plan for the immediate next election.

“We thank God that this time around; Nigerians have elected a leader who has planned for a long time to be our President.

“Asiwaju Bola Tinubu is a well-known person to Baba Fasoranti and he is also an inheritor of the Awoist legacy of planning and integrity.

“Therefore, it is right and necessary to expect a 20 or 50 years master plan for Nigeria from President Tinubu which would transform this blessed country into a great one.”