Why I'm optimistic that Nigeria will get better soon- Information Minister

Mohammed Idris

Information and National Orientation Minister, Mohammed Idris

Collins Yakubu-Hammer

The Minister of Information and National Orientation, Alhaji Mohammed Idris has expressed optimism that things will get better in Nigeria as some of the policies of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s administration will begin to crystallize into reality.

The Minister who spoke at a high-level dialogue on delivering the Renewed Hope Agenda of President Bola Tinubu titled, “Leveraging International Cooperation to enhance trade, investment, and sustainable development in Nigeria” on Friday in Abuja

He assured that the economic situation in the county will soon improve and impact positively on the lives of Nigerians at the event organised by the Office of the Senior Special Assistant to the President on International Cooperation and Bank of Industry.

The Minister said the dialogue provided opportunity for reflecting on the last one year and looking ahead at the next three, with special emphasis on the role of international cooperation in achieving Tinubu’s Renewed Hope Agenda.

“Tinubu’s determination to engage on the global stage to position and sell Nigeria as an investment destination is something he takes seriously, both at home and abroad.

“He is the Chief Marketing Officer of the country and always goes the extra mile to fulfill this role with boldness and determination.

“He gave the approval to constitute a National Communications Team, to harmoniously engage with Nigerians, and showcase our journey as a government determined to leave a lasting legacy of reset and reform in every facet of national life.

“I want to assure you that you will see a lot more of our work as a Team as we enter this second year of the administration.

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“We will continue to engage with Nigerians, home and abroad regarding our work, prioritizing truth, credibility and impact.

“I want to express my clear and unshakable belief that things will get better in Nigeria. A lot of the work that was put in during the last 12 months is just now crystallising into reality.

“I am indeed very optimistic about what this second year that we are going into will bring, and I invite you all to share in this enthusiasm,” Idris said.

He said that some of the efforts of Tinubu include, the Consumer Credit Corporation, Nigeria Education Loan Fund, Presidential Compressed Natural Gas Initiative, the Presidential Grant and Loan Scheme.

Others are, dry season farming, fertilizer distribution, Renewed Hope Infrastructure Development Fund, Electricity Sector Reforms, Tax and Fiscal Policy Reforms, and National Minimum Wage Negotiations.

“All of these and many more are policies and programmes that will directly touch and improve the lives of Nigerians.

“These will go a long way to bring prices down, reduce the cost of doing business, put more money into the pockets of Nigerians and bring more electricity into our homes and industries.

“They will also spur domestic and foreign investments and push the country further towards the path to true and lasting prosperity,” he said. (NAN)

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