Mr Buhari made this promise in his speech at the inaugural June 12
Democracy Day celebration on Wednesday in Abuja.
The president said his administration would ensure rapid and positive
growth in the economy to move Nigeria away from poverty.
“Our Gross Domestic Product (GDP) is expected to grow by 2.7 per cent
“Our external reserve has risen to 45 billion dollars, enough to finance
over nine months of current equal commitments.”
Mr Buhari said his administration has laid a foundation of taking bold
steps in transforming the country and delivering the people from
shackles of poverty.
“First we will take steps in integrating the rural economy to national
economic grade by extending access to input to rural farmers as well as
credit to rural micro businesses and opening up many critical feeder
roads,” he said.
“Secondly, all small scale enterprises in towns and cities would share
facilities currently available so that we can continue to encourage and
support domestic production of basic goods to improve our lives.’’
The president added that in the next four years his administration would
remain positive to improve the lives of people by consolidating on
efforts to address many issues.