Under Buhari, we must grow what we eat - Osinbajo declares
- Acting President Yemi Osinbajo spoke when he visited Rivers state for the commissioning of some projects
- Osinbajo said the government of President Muhammadu Buhari is poised to collaborate with the private sector
Acting President Yemi Osinbajo on Thursday, July 27, revealed that the current administration of Muhammau Buhari has remained strong acting as a catalyst for businesses and the private sector.
According to him, the government recognizes that partnership with the private sector is the only way a country like Nigeria can survive its current travails.
Osinbajo spoke in Rivers state where he officially commissioned the Indorama Eleme Fertilizer and Petrochemicals Plant.
“Following the 2006 handover, the BPE carried out routine monitoring on the enterprise to ensure that the core investor adhered to and implemented the post-acquisition plan it had laid out for the company.
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“Today is the culmination of that process of monitoring and oversight by the BPE.
“I am delighted that it is taking place on an inspiring and hopeful note, and that we are all here today celebrating a thriving and promising company. We should not take this state of affairs for granted.
“The Buhari administration is unequivocally committed to the success of the private sector. This is why a lot of our focus has been on significantly improving the business environment for businesses, small and large,” the acting president said.
“We know for a fact that it is impossible for government to ever be able to provide all the capital needed to invest in infrastructure, or to catalyze economic activity.
“The best that we can do, and what we should be putting all our energy into, as government, is acting as a catalyst, an enabler, supporting private capital to achieve maximum impact in an economy that so desperately needs all the investment it can get.
"And this is the entire point of the privatization programme in the first place - it is about getting government out of the way so that businesses can do what they need to do to create jobs and prosperity.
“I’m glad that we’re here today to see one of the success stories of the Federal Government’s privatisation programme.
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“What Indorama is accomplishing today is very much in line with President Buhari’s vision for a country that produces what it consumes and grows what it eats.
“If you had to sum up our vision for the Nigerian economy in a few words, these would suffice. Grow what we eat, produce what we consume,” he said.
Legit.ng earlier reported that the minister of Communication, Adebayo Shittu, on Wednesday, July 26, disclosed that he and other top supporters of President Muhammadu Buhari are making effort to persuade him to seek re-election in 2019.
Shittu made this known while meeting with a guest on the Breakfast Chat with South West Group of Online Publishers (SWEGOP) in Ibadan, Oyo state.
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