PRESIDENT BUHARI RATES HIS ADMINISTRATION HIGH ON DELIVERING DIVIDENDS OF DEMOCRACY.
Written by AIGBOKHAEBHO OKHUELEIGBE on October 17, 2022
President Muhammadu Buhari says his administration has met the yearnings and aspirations of Nigerians through the implementation of high-impact projects across the country.
The President said this today in Abuja while declaring open the last Ministerial Performance Review Retreat of his administration at the Statehouse.
He highlighted remarkable progress made in the areas of agriculture, economy, infrastructure, security, health, and anti-corruption among others.
The Retreat is to evaluate the level of progress made in the implementation of the Nine Priority Agenda of the Buhari-led Administration.
The President told participants and guests at the retreat including the Keynote Speaker and immediate past President of Kenya, Uhuru Kenyatta, that over 3,800 KM of roads have been constructed across the country, while 38 new aircraft were acquired for the Nigerian Air Force to boost the fight against insurgency.
He also added that 38.7 million Nigerians have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19, representing 35 percent of the total eligible population target for vaccination.
On infrastructure, the President said the 326km Itakpe – Ajaokuta Warri rail line and the 156.5km Lagos – Ibadan standard gauge railway modernization project with extension to Lagos Port, Apapa have been completed.
In the aviation sector, the President assured that the establishment of a National Carrier for Nigeria is at 91 percent completion, and is expected to commence flight operations before the end of this year.
On the economy, the President restated that the country had witnessed seven consecutive quarters of growth after negative growth rates were recorded in the 2nd and 3rd Quarters of 2020.