Buhari Approves Independence Day Activities
…Says No Plans To Increase Fuel Price
By Augustine Akhilomen
President Muhammadu Buhari has assured that his administration would create an enabling environment that would provide wealth creation for Nigerians, thereby making life worth living.
Buhari made this promise on Thursday after meeting with the Trade Union Congress (TUC) led by its President, Comrade Quadri Olaleye at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
He stated that his government has no intention of inflicting any additional hardship on Nigerians again while assuring that there won’t be an increase to fuel price.
“On fuel prices, I agree with you on the need to eliminate corruption and inefficiencies in the sector. I want to assure you that, as an administration, we have no intention of inflicting any additional hardship on Nigerians,’’ the president said.
“During our first term, we secured the nation’s territorial integrity and continue to protect the lives and properties of our citizens. We introduced various economic stimulus packages that support businesses and traders at all levels, promoted backward integration programmes especially in the agricultural sector to enhance our food security while creating jobs.
“We embarked on the most ambitious infrastructure development and rehabilitation projects this country has seen in decades. We also introduced the largest Social Investment Program in Sub-Saharan Africa.
“Although these programs and many more successfully lifted Nigeria out of recession, the full impact is yet to be felt. In the next four years, we shall sustain this momentum and by the grace of God, lift millions of Nigerians out of poverty,’’ the statement quoted the president.