President Muhammadu Buhari has listed nine areas his administration would focus on as he vows to improve on service delivery to Nigerians during his remaining tenure in office.
Buhari disclosed this through his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, on Tuesday as he was receiving letters of credence from ambassadors/high commissioners of eight countries at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
In his statement, President Buhari assured Nigerians that he will improve on service delivery in quality education, health care, power supply and poverty reduction.
“In our efforts to achieve a realistic domestic and foreign policy, as well as national development, we have identified the following nine priority areas to guide our policy directions over the next few years.
“Build a thriving and sustainable economy; Enhance social inclusion and reduce poverty; Enlarge agricultural output for food security and export; Attain energy sufficiency in power and petroleum products and expand transport and other infrastructural development.
“Expand business growth, entrepreneurship and industrialization; Expand access to quality education, affordable healthcare and productivity of Nigerians; Build a system to fight corruption, improve governance and create social cohesion; and improve security for all.”
However, Buhari urged the diplomats to use the opportunity of working in the country to improve relations with the governments and the people.
“I have no doubt that you might have prior and in-depth knowledge of Nigeria’s huge potential which you will hopefully see for yourselves. I therefore, urge you to go around the country, see things for yourselves and report to your home governments. This is important as you all are representatives of both your sending and host states.”