- President Buhari has called for synergy between the executive and the legislature to bring about development
- The Nigerian leader specifically called on the legislature to support his administration's plan to lift 100 million Nigerians from poverty in the next 10 years
- President Buhari also noted that he has unveiled a nine-point agenda which his administration will now focus on
President Muhammadu Buhari has called on the National Assembly to support his administration's plan to lift 100million Nigerians from poverty in the next 10 years.
President Buhari made this call on Monday, October 5, during a joint Executive-Legislative Leadership Retreat which held at the State House Conference Centre in Abuja.
A statement by presidential spokesperson Femi Adesina indicated that the president emphasised that a synergy between the executive and the judiciary is necessary to enable the government to easily realise development goals.
The president also said he released a nine-point agenda which will be the focus of his administration for the next three years.
The statement reads partly:
“There can only be one Government in a nation at a time and officials both elected and appointed in the Executive or Legislative arm must all be working for the peace, unity and development of our country.
“Similarly, I unveiled a (9) Nine-Point Priority Development Agenda of this administration aimed at improving the livelihood of Nigerians within the next three years.
“These include: building a thriving and sustainable economy; enhancing social inclusion and reducing poverty; enlarging agricultural output for food security and export and attaining energy sufficiency in power and petroleum products.”
The president said that his ministers had been mandated to align their targets with the agenda just as he urged the legislature to align its priorities as well.
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that President Buhari approved a special salary scale for Nigerian teachers in commemoration of World Teachers Day on Monday, October 5.
This announcement was made by Adamu Adamu, the minister of education, in a speech he read while representing the president at the celebration of the 2020 World Teachers Day.
The Nigerian leader also increased the service years for teachers from 35 to 40 years.
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