Buhari’s Ministers Highlight Reasons Why Buhari Must Return In 2019
Some ministers of the President Muhammadu Buhari’s Administration have commended the President on his achievement so far and have recommended him for a second term.
The ministers who spoke at the opening of the International Press Institute World Congress 2018 on Thursday in Abuja tagged: Conversation with the Government of Nigeria’’ explained that the President had to return to continue the re positioning of the country that he has started.
The Ministers of Finance, Interior, Information and Culture as well as Trade and Investment were discussants at the event held at the banquet hall of Presidential Villa, Abuja, with international and local media practitioners.
Mrs Kemi Adeosun, the Minister of Finance said the President deserved to be re-elected following the administration’s achievement in re positioning the economy and putting Nigeria on the path to sustainable growth and recovery.
According to her, the nation has never had it so good in terms of its potential to growth and really show what the country can do as its diversified economy that creates opportunities.
The Minister of Interior, Gen. Abdulrahman Dambazau said a re-election was for continuity because “Nigeria cannot get anybody better than President Buhari’’.
Information minister, Alhaji Lai Mohammed who also spoke in tune of Buhari’s re-election said the administration had delivered on all its promises and deserve a second term.
“We promised Nigerians that we were going to fight insecurity, we fought insecurity; we promised Nigerians that we were going to revive the economy, we have revamped the economy. “We promised we were going to fight corruption, corruption today is a taboo in Nigeria,’’ Mohammed said.
In the same vein, the Minister of Trade, and Investment, Dr Okechukwu Enelamah added that under the leadership of the President, the citizens had changed the conversation in the country.
“we are now talking about the importance of security, fighting corruption and good economy “rather than saying corruption is not a problem, it is not different from stealing’’. he noted
The ministers had earlier taken turns to itemise the achievements of the administration including the expansion of the tax net and diversification of the economy to generate more funds for development.
They also highlighted the achievements in infrastructure development in line with the Economic Recovery and Growth Plan to enhance job creation, trade and security in different parts of the country.
While Minister Adeosun said “We are building, we are investing in our security, we have addressed the issue of tax, we have created the enabling environment by investments in infrastructure, which will allow people to take advantage of the government’s initiatives,’’
Lai Mohammed noted that the country exited recession within two quarters while the country’s stock exchange had grown by more than 40 per cent in recent times.
He added that 200,000 jobs were created though the N-power job creation scheme while the administration was feeding 8.2 million pupils in the school feeding programme.
He said that the Social Investment Programme of the administration was second to none, adding that government had built 850 kilometres of roads while power generation had increased to 7,000 megawatts from 2,630 megawatts it inherited.
Enelamah noted that under the present administration, the country was having the same conversation and noted that it was important to continue on the trajectory of the progress being made to sustain it.
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