President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday said that the nation’s economy under his leadership has improved better than he met it in 2015.
He, therefore, urged Nigerians to remain optimistic, assuring everyone that the future of the country is bright.
According to a statement on Tuesday by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, the President spoke at a state dinner held in his honour on Monday by the Jigawa State Government, as part of activities lined up for his two-day working visit to the state.
Buhari called on Nigerians to continue supporting his administration’s “well thought-out economic policies.”
The President said, “The future is bright for Nigeria, as the economy has taken a turn for the better.
“Our foreign reserves are almost twice the level we met, boosting investor confidence and stabilising the naira, and inflation has declined consecutively for more than a year.
“The Federal Government released over N1trn for capital projects in 2016 and N1.5trn in 2017, figures that are unprecedented in Nigeria’s history.”
Buhari listed the ‘Shuwarin overpass’ and ‘Dutse-Shuwarin-Kiyawa’ portion of the Kano – Maiduguri expressway as well as the Dutse-Laraba highway extension as part of areas in which Jigawa State has benefited from the Federal Government’s commitment to infrastructural rejuvenation.