Nigerians only need to look closely and they will see the visible and well laid out economic plan of the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration, Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed has said.
According to Alhaji Mohammed, those who think the Federal Government does not have an economic direction have not “taken the pains to check out our plan.”
The Minister who said this while receiving the Japanese Ambassador to Nigeria, Sadanobu Kusaoke, in Abuja on Thursday, said the government is working hard to boost the economy.
He said: “We are working to reflate the economy, provide more jobs, invest in infrastructure, power, railways and roads and by so doing create the enabling environment for industries to thrive.”
Mohammed also noted that there are 34 priority actions to be implemented in the 2016 budget, listing some of them as increasing low interest lending to the Real Sector and implementing measures to achieve self-sufficiency and become net exporters of certain agricultural products.
He said Nigeria would achieve self sufficiency in tomato paste by 2016, rice production by 2018, wheat production by 2019, in addition to increasing local production of maize, soya, poultry and livestock, among others.
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