To mark Nigeria’s Democracy Day, Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo made a score card of President Buhari’s administration as he states that the good works are evident for all to see.
The remark by Osinbajo was made in a nationwide telecast on the country’s Democracy Day and second anniversary of the Buhari-led administration.
He reminded Nigerians that the three agenda of the present government was focused on Security, Economy, and Corruption on the assumption of office.
He also noted while progress was made on the some of the agenda, the economy posed the biggest challenge for the government, however, the federal government has proposed different measures to tackle the issues.
Osinbajo in the broadcast admitted that the fight against corruption was slow and cited the slow Judicial System as reasons for the drawbacks. He reassured that all paws were on deck to fight corruption, recover stolen funds and bring culprits to book.
Speaking of security, the Acting President noted the government’s efforts on the security on the North-East was clear for all to see, as Boko Haram which was a challenge to the nation’s sovereignty have been pushed back.
The Nigerian Armed Forces have become better equipped and broken down relations with Nigeria’s neighbours Chad, Niger, and Cameroon has helped the fight against Boko Haram insurgency.
He said, “The positive results are clear for all to see. In the last two years close to one million displaced persons have returned home. 106 of our daughters from Chibok have regained their freedom, after more than two years in captivity, in addition to the thousands of other captives who have since tasted freedom.
“Schools, hospitals and businesses are springing back to life across the Northeast, especially in Borno State, the epicentre of the crisis. Farmers are returning to the farms from which they fled in the wake of Boko Haram. Finally, our people are getting a chance to begin the urgent task of rebuilding their lives.
“Across the country, in the Niger Delta, and in parts of the North Central region, we are engaging with local communities, to understand their grievances, and to create solutions that respond to these grievances adequately and enduringly.
“President Buhari’s New Vision for the Niger Delta is a comprehensive peace, security and development plan that will ensure that the people benefit fully from the wealth of the region, and we have seen to it that it is the product of deep and extensive consultations and that it has now moved from idea to execution. Included in that New Vision is the long-overdue environmental clean-up of the Niger Delta beginning with Ogoni-land, which we launched last year.
“More recent threats to security such as the herdsmen clashes with farmers in many parts of the country sometimes leading to fatalities and loss of livelihoods and property have also preoccupied our security structures.
“We are working with state governments, and tasking our security agencies with designing effective strategies and interventions that will bring this menace to an end. We are determined to ensure that anyone who uses violence, or carries arms without legal authority is apprehended and sanctioned.”
Osinbajo added that the federal governement was ensuring that corrupt officer holders who are guilty of embezzlement of public funds will be brought to justice.