Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday said he was delighted that the Nigeria economy is improving.
Buhari returned last week to Nigeria after three months in London, Britain on medical leave.
Buhari made the comment after being briefed by the finance minister, Kemi Adeosun; Central Bank of Nigeria governor, Godwin Emefiele and minister of budget and national planning, Senator Udoma Udo Udoma.
According to a statement by Femi Adesina, spokesperson to the President, “For almost two hours, President Muhammadu Buhari Monday received briefing from the Minister of Budget and National Planning, Senator Udoma Udo Udoma, the Minister of Finance, Mrs Kemi Adeosun, and Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Mr Godwin Emefiele.
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“After which a delighted President declared that he was pleased with the progress being made on different fronts.
“The Ministers and CBN Governor updated the President on the improving state of the economy, implementation of the 2017 Budget, preparation for the 2018 Budget, revenue strategies, combined cost reduction and debt management.
Adesina said that other matters discussed were monetary policy strategies and their economic impact, among others.
“President Buhari, while reminding the Ministers and CBN Governor that reviving the economy was one of the major planks on which the campaign of his party, the All Progressives Congress (APC), was based, expressed gladness that things were looking up after two years of yeoman’s job.
Adesina added that “Urging them to keep at it, the President noted that the main aim of government was to bring succour to Nigerians across all walks of life.”