In the just concluded week, President Muhammadu Buhari listed nine priority areas his administration would focus on in the next three years of his tenure which would showcase Nigeria as a choice investment destination for all investors, especially foreign direct investors.
President Buhari’s focal areas include: build a thriving and sustainable economy; enhance social inclusion and reduce poverty; enlarge agricultural output for food security and export; attain energy sufficiency in power and petroleum products and expand transport and other infrastructural development; expand business growth, entrepreneurship and industrialization; expand access to education, affordable healthcare and productivity; build a system to fight corruption, improve governance and create social cohesion; and improve security for all.
According to the President, who received letters of credence from ambassadors of eight countries in the course of the week, the priority mandates would also serve as guide to formulating the right domestic and foreign policies which would ensure national development.
In another development, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu reportedly announced that all the regional security outfit including the Western Nigeria Security Network aka “Operation Amotekun “will be run in accordance with the structure and functionality so defined by the Inspector General of Police, in order to have a single-type structure of community policing.
The bid to regulate Operation Amotekun by the Federal Government was rejected by the South-western governors as they stated that the law passed by various Houses of Assembly in the region had already specified the structure, functions and other major areas which would ensure the smooth running of the regional security outfit.
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