Nigeria—Muhammadu Buhari is a Nigerian politician who has been president of Nigeria since 2016. Buhari is a retired Nigerian Army Major General and has served as military head of state in Nigeria between 1983 to 1985, after taking power in a military coup d’état.
The recent mid-term ministerial performance retreat of the Muhammadu Buhari administration provided a rare opportunity for functionaries –to tender their stewardship and stakeholders to reevaluate their performance.
It is afforded the government a chance to project into the future.
According to observers present Buhari has not been getting the accolades he deserves for his achievements, partly because his administration does not blow its trumpet.
However, the recent mid-term ministerial performance reviewed retreat was a wide departure. It presented an opportunity for the president and his team to catalog their accomplishments based on the implementations of policies and programs.
The event was held at the statehouse Conference Centre, Presidential Villa, Abuja. In attendance were President Buhari, Vice President Yemi Osibanjo, Secretary to the government of the Federation (SGF) Boss Mustapha, President of the African Development Bank, Dr. Akinmwuni Adeshina, High commissioners, Ministers, Secretaries, and eminent Nigerians from all walks of life.
Many challenges had confronted the administration, they include, the global economic meltdown and the Corona Virus pandemic. Nigeria managed to recover on their effects on governance.
President Buhari noted that there were adjustments to policy approaches and methods to achieve the objective of his governments in nine key priority areas.
These are stability of the macro-economy, agriculture, and food security, sufficiency in energy/power. Petroleum products, improved transportation, and other infrastructure, industrialization drive focusing on Small and Medium Scale Enterprises (SMEs,) enhancement of social inclusion and reduction in poverty, anti-corruption war and security.
The president attempted a holistic review of his government’s achievements. These include the establishment of InfraCo Plc in 2020, as a world-class infrastructure development vehicle, wholly focused on Nigeria, with combined debt and equity take-off capital of N15 trillion, to be managed by an independent fund manager.
Buhari spoke on efforts to empower the youth and other vulnerable groups through the expansion of the National Social Register.