Thursday, 6 April 2017

We’ll Fix Economy Frontally As We Did Corruption, Insecurity – President Muhammadu Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari vowed yesterday that his administration will bluntly confront Nigeria’s economic challenges the way it tackled corruption and insecurity head on, with a view to
fixing the country’s ailing economy. He made the declaration when he formally launched Nigeria’s Economic Recovery & Growth Plan (ERGP 2017 – 2020) at the presidential villa, Abuja.

The president said, while his  administration inherited numerous challenges, the political campaign of his party, the All Progressives Congress (APC), in 2015 was based on the recognition of the difficult situation Nigerians were enmeshed in and the need to bring positive and enduring change to the country.

Buhari said, “We are committed to delivering on the three key areas that we promised – That is improving security, tackling corruption and revitalising the economy. Security in the North East, and other parts of Nigeria, is significantly better today than when we came in.

“With regards to our fight against corruption, as you all know, our law enforcement agencies are prosecuting very many cases of corruption. Our successes in these two areas are clear for all to see.

“I want to assure all Nigerians that we are approaching the solution to our economic challenges with the same will and commitment we have demonstrated in the fight against corruption and in the fight against terrorism and militancy”.

In his words he further said: “Our aim, simply put, is to optimise local content and empower local businesses. We seek not just to take the Nigerian economy out of recession but to place it on a path of sustained, inclusive and diversified growth.We are determined to change Nigeria from an import dependent country to a producing nation.

“We must become a nation where we grow what we eat and consume what we produce. We must strive to have a strong Naira and productive economy. The Plan I am launching today therefore sets out what we, as Government, are committed to do to create the enabling environment for business to thrive”.

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