What President Buhari Promised Dangote, Otedola, Others During APC Lagos Campaign Rally
President Muhammadu Buhari was in Lagos, the commercial nerve centre of Nigeria, for the All Progressives Congress (APC) Presidential Campaign Rally on Saturday, February 9th but he didn’t leave the city without meeting with Africa’s richest man Aliko Dangote, oil magnate, Femi Otedola and other heavyweights in the business community.
He promised them of his administration's support to make their businesses strive as he aims to rule for another four years.
He said he had kept his promise to boost the economy, block leakages in government finances, increase capital expenditure and inflows, and implement the Economic Recovery and Growth Plan (ERGP), among others.
The meeting, which was held at the State House, Marina, shortly before the President proceeded to the Teslim Balogun Stadium for the rally, included representatives of the Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN), Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and Nigeria Association of Small and Medium Enterprises.
Shortly after the meeting, Femi Adesina, Special Adviser to the President on Media & Publicity, issued a statement highlighting the outcome of the meeting.
Adesina quoted Buhari as saying, “I firmly believe that our economic policies are beginning to make the desired impact. Economic growth has resumed and is continuing to improve.
Buhari told the business community that he was a strong believer in infrastructural investment to promote development.
The statement also said the President highlighted completed and ongoing projects in the transport and aviation sector and expressed delight that the rail projects were generating excitement across the country because it would help local businesses to grow.
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According to him, “The Abuja-Kaduna railway is up and running. The Itakpe-Warri line is being test-run before going commercial. The completed portion of the Abuja light rail project is facilitating movement to the airport.
“The Lagos-Ibadan railway is nearing completion with people already taking test rides on the completed portions. We are determined to work at the same pace on the Coastal Railway Line and the line from Port Harcourt to Maiduguri.
“We completed the repairs to the runway in Abuja in record time, and just a few weeks ago, I commissioned the Baro Inland Port. All these achievements will help Nigerian businesses to grow.”
“Our economic fundamentals are strong and, in the next four years, by the grace of God, we are determined to stay the course in terms of partnerships with the private sector; support to the real sector; helping small businesses, providing infrastructure and an enabling business environment.”
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