- He said his administration has laid a foundation of taking bold steps in transforming our country.
- …. All small scale enterprises in towns and cities would share facilities currently available….
President Muhammadu Buhari has assured Nigerians that his administration will take 100 million Nigerians from poverty to prosperity in the next 10 years.
President Buhari gave the assurance in his opening speech at the inaugural June 12, Democracy Day celebration on Wednesday in Abuja.
Buhari who reiterates the commitment of his administration towards the good welfare of the citizenry said his administration would ensure rapid and positive growth in the economy to move Nigeria away from poverty.
“Our Gross Domestic Product (GDP) is expected to grow by 2.7 per cent this year. Our external reserve have risen to 45 billion dollars enough to finance over nine months of current equal commitments.
“This administration has laid a foundation of taking bold steps in transforming our country and delivering our people from shackles of poverty.”
According to him, his government will take steps in integrating the rural economy to national economic grade by extending access to input to rural farmers as well as credit to rural micro businesses and opening up many critical feeder roads.
“Secondly, all small scale enterprises in towns and cities would share facilities currently available so that we can continue to encourage and support domestic production of basic goods to improve our lives,’’ he said.
He also said that his administration in the next four years would remain positive to improve the lives of people by consolidating on efforts to address many issues
He also lauded the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for its independence, saying that all resource needed for the recently held elections were provided.
“Throughout the last four years, I respected the independence of INEC. I ensured that INEC got all the resources it needed for independent and impartial management of elections in the country.
“All interested parties are agreed that the recent elections, which except for pockets of unrest, were free, fair and peaceful. 6. I thank all the people who worked for our party, who campaigned and who voted for us. I thank my fellow Nigerians, who, since 2003 have consistently voted for me.
“Victory is your greatest reward; peace, unity and greater prosperity will be our collective legacy.”