Olalekan Adetayo, Abuja
President Muhammadu Buhari has said that Nigeria’s economy under his watch has taken a turn for the better.
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.
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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.