PRESIDENT Bola Tinubu has vowed to increase Nigeria’s gross domestic product (GDP) by, at least, six per cent annually.
Delivering his inauguration speech at the Eagle Square, Abuja, on Monday, May 29, Tinubu said his administration would ensure that Nigeria raises the GDP through job creation and food security to mitigate poverty.
He promised that his administration would create one million jobs through digital economy for the teeming youths in Nigeria.
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He said, “My administration must create meaningful opportunities for our youth. We shall honour our campaign commitment of one million new jobs in the digital economy,”
“We shall remodel our economy to bring growth and develop the GDP much better than we have seen through job creation, food security and an end to extreme poverty.
“On the economic, we target a GDP of not less than six percent growth.
“Our government also shall work with the National Assembly to fashion an omnibus Jobs and Prosperity bill. This bill will give our administration the policy space to embark on labour-intensive infrastructural improvements, encourage light industry, and provide improved social services for the poor, elderly and vulnerable.”
Tinubu reiterated that the Nigerian economy would improve through the creation of budgetary reform and industrial policy to address the economic crisis in Nigeria.
He added that his administration would ensure that Nigerians depend less on importation to strengthen the utilisation of domestic products.
Tinubu promised to acknowledge the supremacy of the constitution to eliminate favouritism, nepotism and corruption.
“We will impartiality govern according to the rule of law and constitution and we shall defend the nation from all from of terrorism bedeviling our nation.
“Our government will continue to take proactive steps such as championing a credit culture to discourage corruption while strengthening the effectiveness and efficiency of the various anti-corruption agencies,” he said.
The ICIR had reported that the former Lagos State governor was sworn into office as the President and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces.
Tinubu, of the All Progressives Congress (APC), is the 16th President of Nigeria.
The ICIR noted that the Chief Justice of Nigeria Kayode Ariwoola administered the oath of office on Tinubu at exactly 10:37am on Monday, May 29.
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