By Chinenye Festus:-
President Muhammadu Buhari said efforts are being made to sustain Nigeria’s position as profitable investment destination with unequaled incentives in all sectors, especially a large market and flexible tax system.
Femi Adesina, the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, In a statement issued, said President Buhari has assured Nigerians that his administration will use the remaining years in office to improve access to quality education, health care and enhance productivity.
According to the President, his focus in the next few remaining years will be to “build a thriving and sustainable economy; enhance social inclusion and reduce poverty; enlarge agricultural output for food security and export; attain energy sufficiency in power and petroleum products and expand transport and other infrastructural development.”
“In our efforts to achieve a realistic domestic and foreign policy, as well as national development, we have identified the following nine priority areas to guide our policy directions over the next few years.
“Build a thriving and sustainable economy; Enhance social inclusion and reduce poverty; Enlarge agricultural output for food security and export; Attain energy sufficiency in power and petroleum products and expand transport and other infrastructural development.
“Expand business growth, entrepreneurship, and industrialization; Expand access to quality education, affordable healthcare and productivity of Nigerians; Build a system to fight corruption, improve governance and create social cohesion; and improve security for all,” he said.
Describing Nigerians as the “nation’s most prized assets’’, President Buhari said the nine priority mandates were already reflected in the Economic Recovery and Growth Plan, a medium-term initiative pioneered by the government to restore economic growth and development while leveraging the resourcefulness and resilience of the citizens.
The President urged the diplomats to use the opportunity of working in the country to improve relations with their governments and people.
You would recall, that President Buhari received the Letters of Credence from Ambassadors/High Commissioners of eight countries at the State House on Tuesday, and he also listed the nine properties mentioned earlier as areas he will focus on before his tenure elapses.
President Buhari also mentioned other areas such as expanding business growth and industrialization, affordable healthcare, and the fight against corruption, and access to quality education.
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