Presidency reels out Buhari’s achievements

Femi Adesina

The Presidency, on Saturday, released a 67-page fact sheet chronicling the high points of the regime of the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), which ended its seventh year today.

The fact sheet released on Saturday by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, highlighted the 18 bills signed into law, eight executive orders, several infrastructure projects, bilateral agreements, fiscal reforms as well as the appointment of eminent Nigerians to chair global organisations.

In the statement titled, ‘Buhari administration at 7: Service to the people, nothing else,’ the Presidency said Buhari had kept to his campaign promise “to serve Nigeria faithfully in all spheres of national life.”

“He concluded the first four years, and Nigerians, in a show of confidence, massively renewed his term for another four years, which lapses this time next year,” the statement said.

The Presidency said Buhari had made “strides in infrastructural development; roads, bridges, rail, air and seaports, housing, and many others.”

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It also listed as Buhari’s other areas of achievement as “oil and gas reforms; digital economy; mines and steel development; agriculture; education, health, creative industry, sports and security.”

Adesina described the document as “a one-stop-shop of the achievements of the Muhammadu Buhari administration at seven.”

The document highlighted 18 bills signed into law by the Presidents, including the Electoral Act (Amendment) Bill, 2022; Money Laundering (Prevention and Prohibition) Bill, 2022; Terrorism (Prevention and Prohibition) Bill, 2022;

Proceeds of Crime (Recovery and Management) Bill, 2022; Deep Offshore and Inland Basin Production Sharing Contracts Act, 1993 (Amendment) Act, 2019, and the Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (Amendment) Acts of 2019 and 2021.

On infrastructure, Adesina noted that Buhari had, and was still constructing, over 961km stretch of rail lines crisscrossing the nation.

The factsheet also highlighted other infrastructural gains in terms of power, roads, healthcare, housing, oil and gas, and digital economy.

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It noted the launch of a new national 5G policy in 2021.

On the foreign scene, Adesina noted that the Buhari-led has struck profitable ties and signed various MoUs across infrastructural, security, economy and humanitarian lines with  countries such as China, Saudi Arabia, United Arabs Emirates, Morocco, South Africa, the United Kingdom, the United States, Germany, among others.

The regime, the factsheet said, had also been instrumental in the appointment of several Nigerians as heads of various global organisations.

It also highlighted s response to the Coronavirus pandemic, saying, “The President in March 2020 set up an Economic Sustainability Committee chaired by Vice President Osinbajo, to develop a comprehensive economic plan to respond to the disruptions and dislocations caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

“The PTF has since April 2021 transitioned into a Presidential Steering Committee on Covid-19.”

 

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