Tinubu promises to fight obstacles impeding business competitiveness in New Year message

PRESIDENT Bola Tinubu has promised to fight every obstacle impeding business competitiveness in Nigeria.

The President also promised to remove any clog hindering the path to making Nigeria a destination of choice for local and foreign investments.

President Tinubu said these in a nationwide broadcast on January 1, 2024.

According to him, his administration will race against time in 2024 to ensure all the fiscal and tax policy reforms are codified and simplified to ensure the business environment does not destroy value.

Read also: Again, Tinubu promises implementation of new minimum wage, improved electricity in 2024

“In my 2024  budget presentation to the National Assembly, I listed my administration’s eight priority areas to include national defence and internal security, job creation, macro-economic stability, investment environment optimisation, human capital development, poverty reduction and social security because we take our development agenda very seriously. Our 2024 budget reflects the premium we placed on achieving our governance objectives.

“We will work diligently to make sure every Nigerian feels the impact of their government. The economic aspirations and the material well-being of the poor, the most vulnerable, and the working people shall not be neglected,” Tinubu stated.

He also promised to implement a new national wage for workers. He said, “It is not only good economics to do this; it is also a morally and politically correct thing to do.”

The President emphasised that he would not accept any excuse for poor performance from his appointees.

He added that he had set parameters for evaluation within the first quarter of the year for ministers and heads of agencies to determine who among them would continue with him in the government. He called on his political opponents to work with him for the good of Nigerians.

He promised his government would give every Nigerian equal opportunity to strive and thrive.






     

     

    Besides, he appealed to his opponents in the election that produced him as President to join hands with him for the nation’s sake.

    “I extend this call to my political opponents in the last election. Election is over. It’s time for all of us to work together for the sake of our country.

    “We must let the light each of us carries – men and women, young and old – shine bright and brighter to illuminate our path to a glorious dawn,” Tinubu said.

    To ensure constant food supply and security, the President said he would devise a plan to cultivate 500,000 hectares of farmlands nationwide to grow maise, rice, wheat, millet and other staple crops.

     

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