President Muhammadu Buhari has said that Nigeria ’ s economy under his watch has taken a turn for the better.
He urged Nigerians to remain optimistic , assuring everyone that the future of the country is bright .
According to a statement on Tuesday by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity , Garba Shehu , the President spoke at a state dinner held in his honour on Monday by the Jigawa State Government , as part of activities lined up for his two -day working visit to the state.
Buhari called on Nigerians to continue supporting his administration’ s “ well thought -out economic policies . ”
The President said , “ The future is bright for Nigeria , as the economy has taken a turn for the better.
“ Our foreign reserves are almost twice the level we met , boosting investor confidence and stabilising the naira, and inflation has declined consecutively for more than a year.
“ The Federal Government released over N 1trn for capital projects in 2016 and N 1. 5trn in 2017, figures that are unprecedented in Nigeria ’ s history . ”
Buhari listed the ‘ Shuwarin overpass ’ and ‘ Dutse – Shuwarin-Kiyawa ’ portion of the Kano – Maiduguri expressway as well as the Dutse- Laraba highway extension as part of areas in which Jigawa State has benefited from the Federal Government ’ s commitment to infrastructural rejuvenation