President Muhammadu Buhari
yesterday assured Nigerians that his administration would be taking more pragmatic actions in the next few months to improve the nation’s economy and boost their living conditions, reports The Guardian.
He spoke at the Eighth Annual Bola Tinubu Colloquium held at the International Conference Centre (ICC), Abuja in honour of the national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu who clocked 64 years yesterday.
The President said “there are very few patriots alive today that can meet the commitment, resilience and creativity of Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, which the former Lagos State Governor and National Leader of the All Progressives Congress(APC) has demonstrated in organising Nigerian public life for good.
“As he adds another year today, my best wishes and prayers go to a man who deserves a lot of commendation for what he has continued to stand for.”
Giving his speech at this year’s colloquium themed:Agriculture: Action, Work, Revolution, Buhari highlighted the issues and challenges facing the country’s economy. He however assured of the government’s intensified efforts towards agricultural productivity.
He said: “In the coming months, Nigerians will see much more action. Government will continue to invest substantially in human capital development and this is just the beginning.There will always be some scepticism, some have even become disorientated and impatient enough to think that barriers are insurmountable.”
Among those who graced the occasion were Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and his wife, Dolapo, wife of the celebrant, Senator Remi Tinubu, former Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC),NuhuRibadu, state governors of Zamfara; Abdulaziz Yari, Osun; Rauf Aregbesola, Ogun; Ibikunle Amosun,Cross River; Ben Ayade, Bauchi; Muhammed Abubakar, Lagos; Ambode Akinwunmi, Kaduna; Nasir el-Rufai, and Oyo; Abiola Ajimobi.