Nigeria’s economy will grow faster under Buhari - Oshiomhole

Nigeria’s economy will grow faster under Buhari - Oshiomhole

- President Muhammadu Buhari will accelerate the nation's economic growth in his second term in office, Adams Oshiomhole has said

- The national chairman of the All Progressives Congress stated this Tuesday, October 22, when a delegation from the Vietnamese government paid him a courtesy in Abuja

- According to Oshiomhole, the federal government is on the verge of reviving the country's textile industry to create jobs for Nigerians

The national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, has said that President Muhammadu Buhari will accelerate the nation's economic growth in his second term in office.

According to a statement by Oshiomhole's chief press secretary, Simon Ebegbulem, the APC chieftain stated this on Tuesday, October 22, when a delegation from the Vietnamese government paid him a courtesy visit in Abuja.

Vanguard reports that the delegation was led by His Excellency, Nguyen Hai Ninh, the deputy chief, office of the central committee of the Communist Party of Vietnam.

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Legit.ng gathers that Oshiomhole said the federal government is reviving Nigeria's textile industry so as to accelerate the nation's economic growth.

Oshiomhole said: “The idea is to work towards taking advantage of comparative advantage in this sector in order to help provide jobs to the over 200 million of our population.

“With a population of 200 million, we have the advantage of a huge market, but we also have a huge challenge of ensuring economic growth that will make that 200 million persons comfortable."

He said Nigerians voted overwhelmingly for President Buhari, adding that the federal government will take advantage of the second term to ensure that it accelerate economic growth so as to meet the needs of the citizens.

The APC national chairman said that the federal government is on the verge of reviving the country's textile industry to create jobs for Nigerians.

He said: “Right now, we are focusing on ensuring that we have a power supply. Vietnam has a strong textile industry and you have an international market, so I am glad to know about that.

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“I am particularly keen on this because I work in the textile factory before and I think that there are one or two things we can learn from your experience because we are on the verge of reviving our textile industry which will help us create jobs."

Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that the special adviser to the president on Social Investments, Maryam Uwais, said that 620,947 poor and vulnerable Nigerians were benefiting from the National Cash Transfer initiative.

Uwais, in a statement in Abuja on Saturday, October 19, said that reports claiming that 6.6 million poor and vulnerable Nigerians were benefiting from the scheme were “not correct”.

Media reports had quoted the presidential aide as saying that 6.6 million people were being paid the N5,000 monthly stipend.

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The programme is a key component of the National Social Investment Programme of the federal government.

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She said: "Although 1,491,296 households, comprising 6,056,872 individuals have been captured on the National Social Register, only 620,947 of them are currently receiving the monthly payments and are being supported by trained community facilitators."

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