June 12: Nigeria’s economy to grow by 2.7% says President Buhari

Suzan Ozo

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President Muhammadu Buhari during his first public speech at the Democracy day celebration spoke confidently about the Nigerian economy with a promising future.

The reports state that he assured Nigerians that the economy  was expected to grow 2.7% this year.

This projection would be a perfect way to help improve standards of living and address some of the anomalies hampering the nation.

Some residents, who spoke urged the Federal government based on the promised projection to promptly address the challenges of epileptic power supply, insecurity and poverty.

They argued that since the President finally listened to the calls and yearnings of Nigerians especially, pro-democracy groups to recognize June 12, as Democracy Day, he should also listen to cries of lack of constant power supply across the nation.

Camilus Ikponwonsa, a business man said: “The President needs to tackle the issue of irregular supply of electricity in the country especially to assist those whose businesses are solely run by power.

“I believe if Nigeria can have constant 12 hours of uninterrupted power, it will reduce the level of unemployment and increase productivity as well as the people’s living standard.’’ 

A Teacher, Mrs Itohan Izu, said that the socio-economic sector of any nation would thrive when the environment is devoid of crises and insecurity.

Izu explained that if the country is secured, Foreign Direct Investments would increase with investment opportunities brightened for local companies.

Wasiu Danladi, a trader, commended President Buhari for his recognition of June 12 as Democracy Day in Nigeria.

He called on Nigerians to support the president in his avowed determination to clean the `Augean stables’ for the betterment and benefits of Nigerians.

Suzan O