Nigerians yet again have been assured that the present strait economic situation in the country would soon be over as the presidency has hinted that plans are underway to ameliorate the sufferings which have since engulfed the nation.
This was revealed in a statement issued and signed by the Special Adviser to the President on Political matters, Senator Babafemi Ojudu who recently met with the Political Counsellors of the European Union, EU to deliberate on some key issues that President Muhammadu Buhari’s government would like to engage the EU on, as critical partners for the actualization of the president’s vision of a more prosperous and developed nation.
According to Ojudu, the president is pained by the sufferings ravaging the country and which the people have been enduring over the years from the early months of his administration, however stressing that with the passage of the 2016 budget, Nigerians would soon feel the impact of Buhari’s policies as soon as the budget implementation starts in earnest.
The Special Adviser recalled that, the president on assumption office, promised Nigerians and the international community that his government would secure the country, rebuild the economy, rid the nation of corruption, and make Nigeria stronger than it had ever been, all of which he would actualize.
Some of the issues he discussed at the meeting with the EU were the president’s commitment to the battle against corruption, which according to him is working assiduously towards systemic and attitudinal changes in the country; pledge to end Boko Haram’s insurgency within seven months of taking up the mantle of leadership, which he said has yielded tremendous results, appreciating international community for their support in bringing about improved security in the country.
The presidency in particular, commended the good working relationship that President Buhari has forged with his counterparts in Cameroun, Niger and Mali, saying this has contributed in great measure in bringing about peace and security in Nigeria. Ojudu further noted that the President recognized the fact that though the country has made great progress in securing the nation, the government’s commitment to restoring the nation’s economy, ravaged by past mismanagement and corruption is unwavering, this is in spite of the plummeting price of oil in the international market.
Speaking on youths and women empowerment, Ojudu said “the President is of the firm conviction that youths are the future of the nation. There is particular emphasis on getting them to know and do what is right by their nation, from the elementary schools to the tertiary educational level. To this effect, the government is tinkering with an initiative known as the Change Club, all across the 36 states of the federation and Abuja.