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‘Road, railway, power, airport’… Buhari lists his ‘focus’ for 2018

President Muhammadu Buhari says infrastructure upgrade is his “focus for 2018”; therefore, there will be major action in “roads, our railway projects, power, and airport concessions”. 

The President also assured Nigerians that his administration would intensify its efforts at making life better for Nigerians, and that the result will be visible for all to see.

In a number of tweets on Tuesday, he said that in 2018, the government will focus more on infrastructural development and security.

He commended the Chinese government for its financial and technical support to Nigeria.

Buhari also expressed delight that the economy has become a lot more stable, thanks to falling inflation rate, rising external reserves and rising harvest in the agriculture sector.

“Our focus in 2018 is infrastructure: roads, our railway projects, power, and airport concessions. We will intensify our efforts, and you will see progress,” the President tweeted.

“In this regard we are very grateful for what the Chinese are doing to support us, in financial and technical ways.

“Security will also continue to be a priority. We have increased the deployment of security forces, to halt the attacks by herdsmen on communities, and bring to an end the sorrow and hardships that vulnerable communities have had to endure.

“On the economy I’m pleased with the progress we’re making, the stable Naira, falling inflation, rising external reserves, rising harvests, an improving business environment as demonstrated by our rise in the World Bank’s Doing Business Index, and growing manufacturer confidence.”

This is coming less than 24 hours after a delegation of South East members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) paid Buhari a courtesy visit at the State House, where they assured him of unalloyed support especially as the 2019 general election approaches.

“The APC leadership in the south-east met on December 31 last year and endorsed the President for a second term,” Ogbonnaya Onu, Minister of Science and Technology, told State House correspondents after the meeting.

“We have come today to reaffirm that and to assure Mr. President that the party is working very hard to win future elections.”

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