This is the official account of Muhammadu Buhari, President of Nigeria
Joined on 22 December, 2014
As part of efforts to contain the second wave of Covid-19, we’re setting up new oxygen production plants in 38 locations across Nigeria—to enhance the management of patients in need of oxygen. I have equally approved funding for the rehabilitation of oxygen plants in 5 hospitals.
Under the first phase of the Presidential Mass Metering Initiative, we are making funding immediately available for DisCos to roll out 1,000,000 Meters in the first phase, at no cost to consumers. Deployment has already started in parts of Kano, Kaduna, Lagos and Abuja.
UPDATE: The Central Bank of Nigeria @cenbank has now disbursed a total of 14.35 billion Naira to the Distribution Companies of Nigeria (DisCos), to cover the procurement of 263,860 meters under the National Mass Metering Programme (NMMP).
I congratulate the United States of America on their successful transition. It marks an important inflection point for democracy as a system of government, and for the global community as a whole. We look forward to an era of great positivity between our two nations.
We look forward working with President Biden and Vice President Harris. We have great hope and optimism for the strengthening of existing cordial relationships, working together to tackle global terrorism, climate change, poverty, and to improve economic ties and trade.
We must use technology to plug all revenue loopholes. To this end, I have directed all government agencies and business enterprises to grant @firsNigeria access to their systems for seamless connection. FIRS must fully deploy automation, in line with international best practices.
I am reiterating my directives to the Service Chiefs regarding greater synergy and cooperation, and also a more sustained focus on intelligence gathering and interpretation. I am confident that we will see significant improvement in our security situation this year.
The welfare and wellbeing of our troops will continue to be a priority. We are investing heavily not only in weapons and equipment for their use, but also in provision of housing, medical care and other areas of welfare. And we will continue to make resources available.
As we commemorate #ArmedForcesRemembranceDay, let me pay tribute to the bravery and sacrifice of all the men & women of our Armed Forces who have paid the supreme price for our unity, peace and security. We also salute our troops currently engaged in internal security operations.
Today I received a briefing on the Presidential Infrastructural Development Fund (PIDF), managed by the Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority (NSIA). Through the PIDF our administration is investing hundreds of millions of dollars in critical road infrastructure across Nigeria.
I thank the Governors of Plateau, Lagos and Nasarawa States for enacting disability laws and establishing Disability Rights Commissions; I am calling on Governors of Yobe, Kano & Kogi to implement their laws, while those States that are yet to do so should take necessary action.
I am happy to have fulfilled my promise to the community of Persons with Special Needs, by assenting to the Disability Bill. We have also inaugurated a National Commission for Persons with Disabilities, to take the work to the next level, and implement our vision in full.
Yesterday I received Mr Wang Yi, State Councillor and Foreign Minister of the People’s Republic of China. Nigeria is grateful to China for its support to us in infrastructure, defence, and others. China is helping us to reduce our severe infrastructural deficit, and we are glad.
I am pleased to note that we are making progress, with the support of all the key stakeholders, including Ministries, the various Agencies, and the Central Bank of Nigeria. We will continue to scale up our interventions, and ensure we cushion the economic impact of the pandemic.
The Vice President briefed me on the progress so far in the implementation of our Economic Sustainability Plan (ESP). We’re supporting artisans and small businesses with grants and salaries; we will also be delivering low-cost houses to Nigerians, as well as Solar Home Systems.
The hard work to deliver a better Nigeria continues, building on the foundations of peace, rule of law and opportunities for all. We have no other motive than to serve Nigeria with our hearts and might, and build a nation which we and generations to come can be proud of.
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