Hi there. Can I tell you what I dream of doing?
I want to improve connectivity of landlocked areas in Nigeria, which have high potential of economic activity towards achieving inclusive growth.
It's all part of making a better world.
I want rural settlements to benefit from a robust railway network, which impacts cost of goods, services, settlements and gives options for migration along railway trade-derivative corridors.
This is really going to help people.
The impact of my vision will be mainly felt by low-income earners, thereby granting them access to trade, earn a decent living wage, and ultimately lift households from poverty. The major beneficiaries of this vision, will be rural settlements that have no access to basic infrastructure and amenities such as water, electricity and transport networks.
It's not just about having an idea though - here are the things I know I can achieve:
Trade activity - in terms of agricultural products and basic building materials
Population dynamics at rural areas
Out-of-School children in these rural communities.
I'm going to make this happen, and this is how I know it'll make a difference.
The level of economic activity and development brought to rural areas will be clearly evident.
Thanks for listening to me. Will you help me build a better world?