16 Months To 2019: Buhari Hopeful Of Delivering ‘3-Pronged Campaign Promises’
The administration of President Muhammadu Buhari currently has 16 months to the end of its four-year term.
Baba wants Nigerians to know that his administration remains resolute and focused on delivering on the three-pronged campaign promises.
These promises are securing the lives and properties of Nigerians, halting the pillage of the economy by corrupt public officials, and creating employment opportunities.
Receiving the Board of Directors of the Nigerian Economic Summit Group at the State House on Monday, President Buhari said the initial economic challenge posed by recession is already dwindling.
“If you look critically into the 2018 budget, we have already taken into account key issues of more stable electricity, construction of roads and rails, and the airport concession’’ he said.
President Buhari said the government would work more to accelerate and increase momentum in agriculture, power, gas, manufacturing and processing.
He also gave some assurance to Nigerians that the rising attacks on communities by herdsmen would soon be brought under control by security forces deployed to vulnerable communities.
According to him, the unfortunate incident of attacks, which had resulted in loss of lives and property, has already brought sorrow and hardship on many Nigerians.
President Buhari further stated that the government would continue to strengthen its relationship with the NESG, especially in integrating its recommendations into policies that will improve the livelihood of all Nigerians.
In his remark, the chairman of the NESG Board of Directors, Kyari Abba Bukar, commended the government for the “pragmatic approach’’ in engaging with citizens of Niger Delta region which had translated into steady rise in oil production.
“Your Excellency, we salute your courage in providing support to the states that have had fiscal challenges.
“We recognise that without the intervention of the Presidency, many state governments would have been unable to pay salaries last year,’’ he said.
Bukar also told the President that the outlook on the economy remains upwardly positive, projecting a 3.5% GDP growth, urging the President to pay more attention on the herdsmen attacks.