Nigeria @60: CAGG asks Nigerians to celebrate Buhari for giving priority to Agriculture
The Citizens Action for Good Governance (CAGG) has said that President Muhammadu Buhari deserves to be celebrated alongside the nation’s 60th Independent Anniversary for his strides in Agriculture. National Coordinator of the group Nasir Galadanci who spoke at the Unity Fountain in Abuja to mark the 60th independence anniversary Thursday lauded President Buhari’s policies and programs in Agriculture that have transformed peasant farmers into millionaires. He said the Buhari administration has carved a niche for itself by uping the ante in Agriculture to pave way for diversification of the economy. He said, “The various executive orders have also helped to fast-track economic growth and development. “There is also access to loans by small and medium scale enterprises, and many other efforts being made to add value to the lives of Nigerians.”On the Coronavirus pandemic he said,”With the frantic effort by the government to combat spread of COVID-19 pandemic in Nigeria, he said the curve has been flattened adding that with the effort of the government in collaboration with the private sector there is now a sharp decline.Speaking further he said as part of its sustainability recovery plan, the government has amongst others introduced the SMSME Survival Fund and most importantly to secure the future of the younger generation, the government created the Nigerian Youth Investment Fund. “We urge all our brothers and sisters to key into this laudable initiative and benefit maximally.”
He said the Government has not been resting on the issue of security as it has become the focal point of the President”The government has been fighting insurgency, banditry, kidnappings and other criminal elements. “We want to state that Nigerians should not be cajoled by sentimental persons who don’t mean well for them but should understand that this government is for them.”He also expressed gratitude to the President for signing the Nigerian Police Act 2020 into law.Galadanci indicated that it will go a long way to addressing the challenges of structuring, appointments, promotions, trainings, postings, welfare, pension and retirement benefits of the Nigeria Police Force as identified in the new Act. “The singular action is unprecedented, timely and highly commendable. It no doubt underscores the Administration‘s desire and resolve to re-position the Police Force.”
“By the stroke of your assent, you have’positively altered the policing narratives in Nigeria as the Nigerian Police Act 2020 has given legal backing to the principle of community policing and addressed vital issues that have, historically, been inhibiting seamless police administration and optimal law enforcement service delivery.He said the act has put in placed legal framework that will address critical welfare concerns of personnel of the Force in a manner that will motivate them on a sustainable basis. On the issue of increase electricity tariff and pump price of Premium Motor Spirit, PMS, he solicited the understanding of Nigerians adding that it was not intentional to plunge Nigerians into hardship as claimed and exaggerated by some people who don’t understand how market forces works.
He said having been a responsive and responsible government that listens to the pain and yearnings of the people, it is willing to negotiate and find a workable middle ground in the interest of the nation. “This was clearly the reason why labour recently suspended its proposed strike, which for us is a welcome development.”He expressed the hope that the outcome of the talks will be in the best interest of the people and further strengthen the nation‘s economy.”