#NationalBroadcast: Buhari lists key achievements, says country on path of sustainable growth
President of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari, has in a national broadcast ahead Saturday's election, list key areas of his government's successes which he said guarantee a sustainable economic growth and development for the country.
Mr. Buhari, a candidate of his party, All Progressives Congress (APC), said he is pleased that his administration has been able to take the country out of recession and placed on the part of speedy economic recovery.
He said the massive public infrastructure development project being carried out by his government across the country is not only promising a better Future for Nigeria, but their impacts are already been felt even as work goes on.
Part of the President's address is excerped below
"Our Government spent the last 3 years and 9 months striving faithfully to keep this promise, in spite of very serious revenue shortages caused mainly by a sharp drop in international oil prices and an unexpected rise in the vandalisation of oil installations, which, mercifully have now been curtailed.
"We nevertheless pressed on in our quest to diversify the economy, create jobs, reduce commodity prices and generally improve the standard of living among our people.
The damage that insecurity and corruption have done, over time, to our collective livelihood is incalculable. However, it is pleasing to note that our frontal attack on these twin evils is gaining momentum and bringing about visible progress.
"The recovery of the economy from recession is complete and Nigeria is back on the path of steady growth.
"The key to creating more jobs lies in accelerating this momentum of economic growth. Happily, we have succeeded in making the fundamental changes necessary for this acceleration, and we are now beginning to see the efforts bearing fruit.
Our ease of doing business policies and programmes are already impacting medium, small and micro industries, as well as Manufacturing, Mining and Agriculture, among other key sectors.
"Our commitment to critical infrastructure – that is Roads, Rails, Bridges, Airports and Seaports – will create more jobs, improving the efficiency and competitiveness of our industries.
"Many of these projects are at different stages of completion, and those who use them regularly will attest to the fact that even while construction is ongoing, they are beginning to see reduced travel times. This will ultimately translate to reduced costs and greater convenience, making transportation, and business in particular, much easier.