President Muhammadu Buhari has stated that his government his laying the foundation to lift 100 million Nigerians out of poverty.
President Buhari in his remarks at the two-day presidential retreat for ministers-designate, presidential aides and other top government functionaries held at the State House in Abuja said his government was determined to turn the fortunes of Nigeria.
“Our administration’s eight years will have laid the grounds for lifting 100 million Nigerians out of poverty in 10 years. This outcome will fundamentally shift Nigeria’s trajectory and place us among the World’s Great Nations,” he said.
He urged the incoming ministers to ensure developmental strides that will help the All Progressives Congress (APC) achieve its goals.
“Honourable Ministers-Designate, you will be responsible for the development and implementation of policies, programmes and projects in your various Ministries, Departments and Agencies in line with government priorities.
“You must also ensure that agencies under your ministries are effective, efficient and accountable in the discharge of their responsibilities.
“Honourable Ministers-Designate, we must work as a team. Although you have been chosen to represent your states as a constitutional imperative, it is vital for all of you to work as Nigerians.
“Furthermore, working as a team demands that we know what the next person is doing. You must open communications with your colleagues. Lack of communication leads to lack of cooperation and sub-optimal performance.”