Emmanuel Thomas, Lagos
[wysija_form id=”1″]April 16, 2015 – An international consultant based in Switzerland has advised Nigeria’s President-elect, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari to avoid the pitfalls of running government institutions with politicians.
Chief Executive Officer, Dayo Consulting based in Switzerland who gave the advice at a press conference in Lagos said Buhari must look for experts to run the institutions if he must achieve his aspiration in government.
He called on the new government to adopt the model of development that has seen Switzerland in the fore front of developed nations adding that the Obama Care and some other policies implemented in the US and Europe are copied from Switzerland which he described as the hotpot of Europe.
He is calling on governments of African State to go into partnership with the public sector to address infrastructural deficiency.
He said that in October, 54 countries will converge in Switzerland during the African Investment Development Project (AFIDP) to discuss how to harness the PPP arrangement to fast-track development of Africa.
He said the AFIDP’s convention is the first non-political, non-partisan economies driven meeting between Africa and European business communities and government leadership.
“Our mission is leading the discussion and enabling the partnerships that will bring new opportunities for economic prosperity between Africa and her neighbours”, he said.
He said that Switzerland has been chosen because it is home to 100 companies in Europe in addition to low cost of doing business in the area. He said that PPP increases transparency thus boosting returns on investment and in the process reducing risk associated with investment.
“It also increases accountability, job opportunities and market expansion”, he said.
He said that the second Niger bridge flagged off by President Goodluck Jonathan was made possible through a PPP arrangement. He said the project was almost aborted due to lack of fund until 100 million Pounds in expenses was alleviated through financial assistant from the Nigerian Sovereign Investment Authority.
He said that through PPP, the economy of Rwanda has become an information and knowledge-based economy.