My Government Has Focused On Tackling Insecurity, Corruption, Others — Buhari Boasts At Saudi Summit Amid Crisis Back Home


President Muhammadu Buhari has said his government focused on tackling the menace of corruption, insecurity and climate change in the country.

The president made the claim during the opening ceremony of the Future Investment Initiative Institute conference on Tuesday.



The three-day plenary sessions, focuses on the theme, “Invest in Humanity”.

 

He said when he assumed power six years ago, his government took the decision to invest for a long-term future with a focus on more inclusive sectors such as agriculture, ICT and mining.

 

Buhari also claimed his government had been proactive in tackling corruption, insecurity and climate change and introducing a Social Investment Programme.

 

His speech reads: “Investing in humanity is investing in our collective survival. This is why we in Nigeria we believe that public and private partnership should focus on increasing investments in health, education, capacity building, youth empowerment, gender equality, poverty eradication, climate change and food security. By so doing, it will go a long way in re- energizing the global economy in a post COVID-19 era.

 

“Nigeria’s population today exceeds 200 million people. Some 70 percent are under 35 years old. When we came into government in 2015, we were quick to realise that long-term peace and stability of our country is dependent on having inclusive and humane policies.

 

“In the past six years, our government took very painful but necessary decisions to invest for a long-term prosperous future knowing very well that this will come with short term pains.

 

“We focused on the following areas: a. diversification from oil to more inclusive sectors such as agriculture, ICT and mining; b. tackling corruption, insecurity and climate change; and c. introducing a Social Investment Program.

 

“We introduced policies that supported investments in agriculture and food processing. We provided loans and technical support to small holder farmers, through the Anchor Borrowers Program.”

 



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