The office of the Nigerian vice president, Yemi Osinbajo, has released a list of 57 achievements of President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration to mark Nigeria’s 57th Independence day anniversary.
The Punch reports that the presidency listed the release of some Chibok girls as well as the war against Boko Haram as some of the main achievement of the Buhari’s administration.
Below are some of the achievements on the list:
1. The release of 106 Chibok girls
2. The arrest of 16,000 Boko Haram members
3. Tackling insurgency
4. Decimation of Boko Haram in the North East
5. Recovering 14 local governments and territories previously under Boko Haram control
6. Rebuilding the lives of citizens affected by Boko Haram
7. Curbing the incidence of kidnap across the country including the arrest of kidnap kingpins
8. Restoring morale of the Nigerian military
9. Re-organising and better equipping the Nigerian Armed Forces
10. Purchase of 12 Super-Tucano aircrafts worth $600 million
11. Ensuring continued peace in the Niger Delta through consistent funding of the FG amnesty programme for ex-militants
12. Introduction of an improved mechanism for distribution of aid to IDPs
13. The implementation of the National Economic Recovery and Growth Plan to aid economic recovery
14. Taking the country out of her first worst recession in 29 years, despite fall in oil prices
15. The N1.2 trillion expended on capital/infrastructure projects nationwide
16. The effective implementation of the Treasury Single Account
17. Increasing government revenue by over N3 trillion
18. Entrenching transparency and accountability
19. Implementation of the Bank Verification Number
20. The signing into law of two bills from the National Assembly (Acts are the Secured Transactions in Movable Assets Act, 2017 (otherwise known as Collateral Registry Act) and the Credit Reporting Act, 2017) to improve ease of doing business
21. The establishment of the Presidential Quarterly Business Forum
22. The prosecution of corrupt alleged public officers
23. Institutionalising E-governance
24. The successful establishment of the whistle-blower policy
25. Voluntary Income Asset Declaration Scheme
26. Signing of agreements with a number of nations to provide Automatic Exchange of Information
27. Signing of the Extradition Treaty between Nigeria and United Arab Emirates toward strengthening Nigeria’s anti-corruption campaign
28. The establishment of PACAC
29. The eradication of polio in the country
30. The introduction of the One Primary Health Centre per ward
Meanwhile, the senate president, Bukola Saraki, joined President Buhari and other top officials of the current government to observe Juma’at prayer at the Aso Rock Presidential Villa on Friday.
The leaders prayed for Nigeria which would be 57 on Sunday, October 1.
Among the Muslim faithfuls at the prayer session was Mohammed Abdullahi Abubakar of Bauchi state.