President Buhari has revealed what he will do before he leaves office.
Newsone reports that Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari, has renewed the determination of his administration to uplift the quality of life of Nigerians through aggressive implementation of humane and gender-responsive budgets as well as security measures to check criminal activities in the country.
This online news platform understands that President Buhari made this comment while presenting the 2022 Appropriation Bill for an aggregate expenditure of N16.39 trillion to the joint session of the National Assembly (NASS) on Thursday.
President Buhari described the 2022 Appropriation which was earlier approved for presentation to NASS by the Federal Executive Council (FEC) on Oct. 6, as Budget of Economic Growth and Sustainability.
According to him, the 2022 budget is also the first in the nation’s history, where Ministries, Departments, and Agencies (MDAs) were clearly advised on gender-responsive budgeting.
President Buhari seized the opportunity of the budget presentation to provide an overview of global and domestic developments in the country.
While observing the COVID-19 protocol during his presentation, the president also gave a summary of his administration’s achievements and its plans for the next fiscal year.
Newsone Nigeria reports that the President stressed that these were exceptional times for Nigeria.
Buhari said: “The grim realities of COVID-19 and its lethal variants are still upon us. From president to pauper, the virus does not discriminate. “This is why our country still maintains its COVID-19 guidelines and protocols in place to protect citizens and stop the spread of this disease.’’
The Nigerian leader had earlier returned to Abuja on October 5 after attending the inauguration of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed of Ethiopia for a second five-year term in office.
President Buhari was in Addis Ababa, the Ethiopia capital, on Sunday where he delivered a goodwill message at the inauguration event held at the historic Meskel Square.
Also while in Addis Ababa, President Buhari had on October 5 met with President Salva Kiir of South Sudan where he expressed Nigeria’s readiness to assist South Sudan to achieve political and economic stability.
President Buhari assured the full support of Nigeria to all efforts to bring long-term stability and prosperity to the continent.