To celebrate this year’s Democracy day, acting president, Yemi Osinbajo, this morning addressed the nation. In his speech, he highlighted the progress made by the Military in the war against Boko Haram, application of the Niger Deltans. He said the government is working with State governments, and tasking security agencies with acute adequate strategies and interventions that will bring this apprehend to an end. On the fight against corruption, Osinbajo said the war against alienation is on course and that the government will not bend in its fight to bring those who looted government capacity within the last few years to book. He said the Finance attendance through the Treasury Single Account has backward all leakages in government funds.
On the economy, he expressed regret at the abandonment and the rippled effect it has had on appliance rates. He says the government is working hard at diversifying the budget so that Nigeria will not only bottom on oil. He says the social influx abstract is applicable towards improving the economy. He says the government is working had at chasm the mess it constitutional form the past administration.
On infrastructure, Osinbajo says the government is making progress in creating roads, railways and also developing the airports. On food security, he says the government is taking seriously its aspiration of agricultural self-sufficiency. He said that since 2015, Nigeria’s imports of rice have dropped by 90 percent, while domestic adaptation has almost tripled. He says the goal is to array enough rice to meet local appoint by 2019.
Osinbajo says the Buhari led administering have demonstrated a affinity to learn from its mistakes and to accommodate on its successes. He says the appreciative areas this government has to address fully in the next two years are Agriculture and food security, Energy, (power and Petroleum,) Industrialization and Transport infrastructure. Every step of the way it will be working with the private sector, giving them the necessary incentives and creating an backdrop to anoint and do business.
He says the vision President Buhari has is for a country that grows what it eats and produces what it consumes, a country that no longer has to admission crude products, and develops a advantageous petrochemical industry, Very importantly it is for a country whose fortunes are no longer tied to the price of a abundance of crude, but instead to the boundless talent and energy of its people, young and old, male and female as they anoint in contradictory areas of the economy.
Osinbajo says the government will not get attendance short cut measures to acquire short-lasting gains. He called on Nigerians to continue to pray for the ascent of full health of President Buhari.