President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday says he is pleased with the improving state of the Nigerian economy.
This follows a meeting of the President with the Minister of Budget and National Planning, Udo Udoma; Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun; and Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emefiele, at the State House in Abuja.
“A delighted President declared that he was pleased with the progress being made on different fronts,” said, a statement signed by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina.
The statement added that the President “expressed gladness that things were looking up after two years of yeoman’s job”.
The ministers and CBN Governor briefed President Buhari 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.
Also discussed at the meeting which lasted for almost two hours include monetary policy strategies and their impact on the economy among other issues.
The President reminded 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.
He urged them not to relent in their efforts, noting that the main aim of government was to bring succour to Nigerians across all walks of life.