Buhari to approve '#NotTooYoung' bill

Buhari to approve '#NotTooYoung' bill

President Muhammadu Buhari says he will soon assent on the not too young to run bill passed by the National Assembly.

The President was speaking during a special broadcast he made in commemoration of the 2018 democracy Day Celebration.

It is the 19th year of Nigeria's nascent democracy and the 3rd anniversary of the Muhammadu Buhari-led administration and the President addressed Nigerians on the progress made so far by his government.

The president reeled out his achievements in the last three years promising to do more in the coming year.

It was a normal ritual for the president to intimate fellow countrymen with activities of his government and he said all sector of the economy improved significantly within the year under review.

He, however, maintained that public safety and security remains the primary duty of his Government as he is doing more to ensure the elimination of insurgency and other security threats.

Buhari announced the growth of the economy in the first quater of the year, as well as other savings made for the country.

He said N200 Billion was saved from elimination of ghost workers in public service while the Whistle-Blowing Policy helped to recover over N500 Billion.

The president also hinted enviable growth on the country’s foreign reserve which he said improved significantly to 47.5 billion USD as of May 2018 as against a paltry 29.6 billion USD in 2015.

From agriculture to transportation, the president hinted government efforts which had yielded positive results promising that more employment opportunities would be created through the sectors and the N-power initiative.

On power, the President averred that the country achieved 5, 222.3 MW representing the highest peak of power generated onto the national grid and delivered to customers in December 2017.

He said with more investment the plan to achieve 7000 megawatts is realizable. 

As the 2019 general election approaches, the President wants citizens to work together to help INEC achieve a faultless election that will proceed the 2015 exercise as the best polls ever conducted.

The president also disclosed plans to sign the not too young to run bill passed by the national assembly.

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