BREAKING: Buhari unveils plans for Nigerians for next three years

Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari, has promised to prioritize quality education, health care, power supply, poverty reduction, among others during his remaining years in office.

He made this known on Tuesday when he received letters of credence from Ambassadors/High Commissioners of eight countries at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

According to a statement by his Spokesman, Femi Adesina, the President said his government would focus on the nine listed areas in order to make Nigerians enjoy the dividend of democracy and improve their livelihood.

He quoted the President as saying, “In our efforts to achieve a realistic domestic and foreign policy, as well as national development, we have identified the following nine priority areas to guide our policy directions over the next few years.

“Build a thriving and sustainable economy; enhance social inclusion and reduce poverty; enlarge agricultural output for food security and export; attain energy sufficiency in power and petroleum products and expand transport and other infrastructural development.

“Expand business growth, entrepreneurship and industrialisation; expand access to quality education, affordable healthcare and productivity of Nigerians; build a system to fight corruption, improve governance and create social cohesion; and improve security for all.’’

He said while describing Nigerians as the “nation’s most prized assets,’’ the President said the nine priority mandates were already reflected in the Economic Recovery and Growth Plan, a medium-term initiative pioneered by the government to restore economic growth and development while leveraging the resourcefulness and resilience of the citizens.

The President urged the diplomats to use the opportunity of working in the country to improve relations with their governments and people.

“I have no doubt that you might have prior and in-depth knowledge of Nigeria’s huge potential which you will hopefully see for yourselves.

“I, therefore, urge you to go around the country, see things for yourselves, and report to your home governments.

“This is important as you all are representatives of both your sending and host states,” he was further quoted as saying.

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