ABUJA, JANUARY 23, 2018 – President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday in the State House Abuja, said that his administration has taken adequate security measures to ensure the safety of all Nigerians, while assuring that the recent spate of Killings by Herdsmen will soon be over.
Buhari also iterated that he is committed to delivering on the three-pronged promise of securing the life and property of Nigerians, halting the pillage of the economy by corrupt public officials, and creating employment opportunities for the youths.
The President disclosed this as he received the Board of Directors of the Nigerian Economic Summit Group (NESG) at the State House, Abuja.
The President told his audience that; “If you look critically into the 2018 budget, we have already taken into account key issues of more stable electricity, construction of roads and rails, and the airport concession,”
“We send our gratitude to the Chinese government for all their support to Nigeria. Since Independence, no country has helped our country on infrastructural development like the Chinese.
“In some projects, the Chinese help us with 85 per cent payment, and soft loan that span 20 years. No country has done that for us,’’ he stressed.
Buhari maintained that the government would continue to strengthen its relationship with the NESG, especially in integrating its recommendations into policies that will improve the livelihood of all Nigerians.
In his remark, Chairman of the NESG Board of Directors, Kyari Abba Bukar, commended the government for the “pragmatic approach’’ in engaging with citizens of Niger Delta region which had translated into steady rise in oil production.
“Your Excellency, we salute your courage in providing support to the states that have had fiscal challenges. We recognise that without the intervention of the Presidency, many state governments would have been unable to pay salaries last year,’’ he said.