What Buhari told finance minister, CBN Governor, others

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ABUJA, AUGUST 29, 2017 – President Muhammadu Buhari has declared that he is glad with the progress being witnessed in all sectors of the Nigerian economy.

The President, who returned to the country barely a week ago, expressed gladness that things were turning to the positive after two years.

In a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, on Monday, the President said this while receiving briefing from the Minister of Budget and National Planning, Senator Udo Udoma; the Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun, and Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Mr. Godwin Emefiele.

The statement read, “For almost two hours, President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday received briefing from the Minister of Budget and National Planning, Senator Udoma Udo Udoma, the Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun, and Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN ), Mr. Godwin Emefiele, after which a delighted President declared that he was pleased with the progress being made on different fronts.

“The ministers and CBN governor updated the President on the improving state of the economy, implementation of the 2017 Budget, preparation for the 2018 Budget, revenue strategies, combined cost reduction and debt management.

“Also discussed were monetary policy strategies and their economic impact, among others.

“President Buhari, while reminding the ministers and CBN governor that reviving the economy was one of the major planks on which the campaign of his party, the All Progressives Congress, was based, expressed gladness that things were looking up after two years of serious work.

“Urging them to keep at it, the President noted that the main aim of government was to bring succour to Nigerians across all walks of life.”

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