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Buhari FG alone cannot meet expectations of Nigerians – President says

Buhari also praised the initiative, saying his government is committed to putting an end to poverty by attacking corruption.

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President Buhari presenting the 2016 appropriation bill. play

President Buhari presenting the 2016 appropriation bill.

(The Economy)
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President Buhari announced that the Federal Government alone cannot meet the high expectation of the Nigerian people.

The President said this while speaking at Katsina state Economic and Investment Summit, which was organised in partnership with Vanguard.

Buhari said “As I said, Federal Government alone cannot deliver on the high expectations of our people. Katsina State government and people have shown the way by assembling the brightest and best from the business world. The brightest and the best from the development partner community; the best and the brightest from MDAs and regulatory bodies. Katsina State is doing its part.”

He also praised the initiative, saying his government is committed to putting an end to poverty by attacking corruption.

Buhari said the aim of the summit was to attract investment from local and foreign investors.

Buhari said “Employment is the quickest way to escape poverty. And we must lift our people out of poverty. But for this laudable transformation to occur, every player must do his best, including the Federal Government, but in particular, the people and government of Katsina State.

“For global players, some of whom I am pleased to see represented here, to take the deep plunge, they must be offered attractive incentives. The Katsina State Government appears to make ‘I can’t refuse’ offers to investors through a liberal set of tax incentives, infrastructural support, faster and shorter government responses to business requests.”

Mr. President also said his administration will reduce the level of poverty by creating a lot of jobs for the unemployed.

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