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Democracy Day: We have recorded notable achievements – Buhari



President Muhammadu Buhari  on Friday, June addressed Nigerians in a nation wide broadcast to commemorates this year’s Democracy Day.

 The president assessed  his government with notable achievements since they came to power in 2015.

Buhari said, “We have recorded notable achievements in the course of implementing our nine priority objectives and are establishing a solid foundation for future success.

“On the economic front, our objectives have remained to stabilise the macroeconomy, achieve agricultural and food security, ensure energy sufficiency in power and petroleum products, develop infrastructure, fight corruption and improve governance.

The president further reiterated that “agriculture remains the key to his government’s economic diversification strategy. He also said Nigeria has risen by 25 places on the World Bank’s Ease of Doing Business ranking from 146th to 131st and is now rated as one of the top ten reforming countries. On transportation, the president said his administration is growing the stock and quality of Nigerian road, rail, air and water transport infrastructure. In the oil and gas sector, he said his government is focusing on growing local content with the disbursement of funds from the $200 million Nigerian Content Intervention Fund to indigenous manufacturers and service providers.

In the area of security, President Buhari said ending insurgency, banditry and other forms of criminality across the nation is being accorded appropriate priorities by his government. On the recent killings in some northern states, he said: “I regret recent sporadic incidents with the tragic loss of lives in Katsina and Borno states as a result of criminals taking advantage of COVID-19 restrictions. Security agencies will pursue the perpetrators and bring them to swift justice.

“I must implore state and local governments to revamp their intelligence assets so that the security agencies can nip in the bud any planned attacks in remote rural areas. I send my heartfelt condolences to all the relatives and communities affected.”

President Buhari also lamented On the rising cases of gender-based violence in the country, the president said: “I am particularly upset at recent incidents of rapepecially of very young girls. The police are pursuing these cases with a view to bringing perpetrators of these heinous crimes to swift justice.”