Gov. Babatunde Fashola of Lagos State on Tuesday said that the Nigeria of his dream had not been actualised. He however believed it was still possible to achieve in the nearest future.
Fashola who made this statement during the All Progressive Congress (APC) Youth Summit held at the Muson Centre said that he looked forward to a new Nigeria in which people could live their lives to the fullest.
The governor said that in building a new Nigeria, the people were the most important and human resources needed to be equipped with skills to ensure survival.
Fashola said that a new Nigeria should put minimum life expectancy at 70 years and should be one that has reliable electricity.
He gave an account of a printing company which prints in Dubai because the cost of printing there is about 3 per cent but if done in Nigeria will amount to 38 per cent which he attributed to money used in fuelling generators.
The governor said that reliable electricity facilitates economic development, which in turn, would create more employment opportunities in the country.
Fashola urged the youth to vote during elections as the power of change was in their hands.
The governor told the youths that said his administration built 10 maternal healthcare centres in the state to reduce maternal and infant mortality.
Mr Omotayo Sanyaolu, APC Youth Leader in the state, said that the summit was organised as part of efforts to make the youths more politically active.