President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday assured that the Federal Government will do everything possible to sustain the current economic recovery efforts and continue to reinforce its macro-economic policies to achieve sustainable economic stability and growth.He stated this at the third Progressive Governors Forum meeting on Policy Synergy to Strengthen Public Service Delivery at Government House, Jos, Plateau State.
The President pointed out that his administration would continue to reinforce the macro-economic policies to achieve sustainable economic stability and growth and continue to ensure that the growth comes along with more jobs and a fair and just distribution of national wealth.
Buhari also charged state governments to double their support in the anti-corruption fight, adding that the gain of the collaboration would continue to face the threat of annihilation if corruption persists at the sub-national level.
He said, “Going forward, we must all work towards building a socially cohesive society in which the resources of the council work for all. We will continue to apply public funds in such a way that no section of the council or segment of the population will suffer social exclusion.”
The President who was represented by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha, stressed that government remained determined to subdue insecurity and secure the country more than ever before, adding that protection of lives and property was government’s primary responsibility.
Meanwhile, the Federal Ministry of Science and Technology has assured that the Federal Government would continue to explore science policies in its effort to sustain self-reliance and make Nigeria an export nation. Permanent Secretary at the Ministry, Mr. Bitrus Bako Nabasu, disclosed this at the opening ceremony of the 17th National Council on Science and Technology in Awka, Anambra State, saying that the aim was to make the economy stronger and more competitive. Nabasu explained that the Federal Government would tap into the country’s human and natural resources to improve quality of lives of all Nigerians.
“For Nigeria to be rated highly among the comity of nations, it solely depends on utilization of Science, Technology and Innovation,” Nabasu said. Responding, Permanent Secretary of the Anambra State Ministry of Tertiary Education, Science and Technology, Pauline Nwandu, expressed confidence that the decisions reached at the conference would be central in the implementation of a roadmap policy.