The All Progressives Congress(APC), Oyo State Chapter, says President Muhammadu Buhari is gradually revamping the promising prospect of Nigeria.
This is contained in a statement, signed by the APC Publicity Secretary, Dr. AbdulAzeez Olatunde, and made available to newsmen on Thursday in Ibadan.
AllNews Nigeria reports that Nigeria, which got her independence on October 1, 1960, is 61-year-old today.
Olatunde said that the country was in a serious economic recession and almost five decades of infrastructural deficit at the inception of the Buhari administration.
He said that pre-2015, nearly 33 of the 36 states in the country were unable to pay workers’ salaries and can’t honour their statutory obligations.
The APC spokesman said that the Buhari administration had since it came on board, began infrastructural revolution aimed at revamping the promising prospect of the country.
“As Nigeria marks 61st independence anniversary, stable electricity which looks like impossible is now almost back with homes in the country now enjoying minimum of 10 hours of electricity daily.
“Again, train services that have already collapsed, had been successfully returned to the rail track.
“One of the industrial revolution is the second Niger bridge linking Asaba, Delta State, and the commercial nerve center of the East, Onitsha,” he said.
Olatunde said that the bridge which had been completed on paper by the PDP government “allegedly bled Nigeria black and blue”.
He said that the Buhari administration had in 2017, commenced the project, adding it would finally be inaugurated in the first quarter of 2022.
The APC spokesman said roads in the country that have become death traps were being aggressively fixed.
He said that Nigeria was bound to reclaim her promising glory of the 1960 independence era with unbroken continuity of Buhari’s administration.
“The recent acquisition of six Super Tucano Fighter jets which were delivered in July 2021 and the six months training of military personnel in US, is an assurance of government’s readiness to curb insecurity.
“Government’s assurance of doing away with all forms of insecurity before the first quarter of 2022 should be taken as its bond if recent military assault in Zamfara state is considered,” he said.
Olatunde said it was absurd and funny that the political party and people who frittered the oil boom of the early 21st century were still walking the streets as free citizens.
He said that the same people were those criticising all the repositioning agenda of Buhari’s government.
The APC spokesman said that it was on record that Nigerian currency was super strong in the early 1970 to mid 1980s when a military government took IMF Loans.
According to him, it’s very nostalgic to remember that in those years under review, electricity blackout was very alien to them.
“By contrast, those were the times when Job interviews are conducted for final year undergraduates who had the choice of where to work.”
Olatunde attributed the country’s problem to long military rule, lack of sound planning and devaluation of the naira in the mid 1980s.
He said that braindrain set in after some professionals started seeking greener pastures abroad on realizing that their emoluments abroad in few months was equivalent to years back home in Nigeria.
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