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The ABC of how to industrialise Nigeria set for launch

By Sunday Aikulola
19 September 2021   |   3:08 am
A book, The ABC of How to Industrialise Nigeria, authored by the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Caesar Engineering and Construction Limited, Dr. Caesar Osaheni Iyayi

A book, The ABC of How to Industrialise Nigeria, authored by the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Caesar Engineering and Construction Limited, Dr. Caesar Osaheni Iyayi, isset for unveiling in the first quarter of 2022.

Iyayi is the eldest son of the renowned entrepreneur and philanthropist, Dr. Iyayi Efianayi, of blessed memory.

Iyayi believes that an industrialised Nigeria, manufacturing its goods in the country by Nigerians, should be the concern of all, for the survival of the black race. He is convinced that industrialisation is the only way to create wealth, employment and development.

The painstakingly researched, solution-focused and innovative book is a treasure trove as a single document to understand the country’s crucial development profile and fundamentals.

Covering almost all the aspects of what Nigeria’s priorities should be, the book is uniquely rich and deserves a wide readership and long shelf life.

The 390-page book is important as a development history of the country. It brings to the president and governors, a step-by-step method on how the Federal and State governments can mobilise the Nigerian indigenous private sector to industrialise the country.

According to the author, “We must take urgent steps to transform Nigeria from an agrarian society to a manufacturing economy. There is no alternative. It is bend or break. If we fail to industrialise, we will never be able to defend ourselves and shall therefore be at the mercy of foreign powers that dealt ruthlessly with our forefathers. If we fail to industrialise, then we are doomed to suffer another wave of slavery or extinction on African soil.”

While emphasising the pivotal role that Nigerians must play in transforming the country into an industrialised economy, the author stated, “There is no country in the world that was industrialised by foreigners.”

In the words of Chief Gabriel Igbinedion, the Esama of Benin Kingdom who wrote the foreword, “If we ever needed a manual to drive effective change in Nigeria today, Dr Caesar Osaheni Iyayi has just delivered one into our very hands. From his detailed assessment of our problems as a country, down to his proffered solutions; it does not take a genius to understand that the power to drive industrial change lies within the shores of our beautiful country. This is a must-read for everyone”.

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