President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday uncovered to diplomats from eight nations what his administration will do before he exits from office in 2023.
President Buhari, who made the revelation when he got Letters of Confidence from Ambassadors/High Commissioners of the eight nations at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, guaranteed Nigerians and the global network that his administration will utilise the rest of the years in office to improve access to quality instruction, social insurance and upgrade efficiency while posting nine need regions.
President Buhari in an announcement gave by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity on Media and Exposure, Femi Adesina told the diplomats about Nigeria’s priority, and the need to streamline on people-focused policies.
As indicated by him, “In our endeavors to accomplish a sensible local and international strategy, just as public turn of events, we have distinguished the accompanying nine need territories to control our approach headings throughout the following barely any 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 industrialization; 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.
’’ Describing Nigerians as the “nation’s most prized assets’’, President Buhari 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. He said, “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.’’ The President said Nigeria will remain steadfast in pursuing deeper and valuable relations among nations, without discrimination.
He said, “Nigeria strongly supports joint action to ensure a democratic and fair world order based on strict respect for the norms of international law, the United Nations Charter, recognition of the unquestionable value of cultural diversity, national sovereignty, and the right of all countries to decide their future freely, without external pressure.
“Nigeria does not divide its partners into big and small; we value and respect every country, and with every country, we are ready to pursue dialogue, as well as build cooperation on the basis of equality and constructive mutual respect.
“These include our cooperation in strengthening regional, continental and global peace and security, resolving complex issues, settling conflicts, as well as addressing dangerous threats to mankind, among which include terrorism, proliferation of small arms and light weapons, human trafficking, cybercrimes, poverty, communicable diseases and epidemics.’’