President Muhammadu Buhari has said that Nigeria is still the best example of a country that practices democracy.
The Nigerian leader made this known on Friday morning in a televised broadcast to Nigerians in commemoration of Democracy Day. He noted that sustaining Nigeria’s democracy thus far has been a collective struggle and has come with a price.
President Buhari, however, congratulates all Nigerians and leaders of our democratic institutions on their resilience and determination to ensure that Nigeria remains a shining example of democracy.
He said, “Sustaining our democracy thus far has been a collective struggle, and I congratulate all Nigerians and particularly leaders of our democratic institutions on their resilience and determination to ensure that Nigeria remains a shining example of democracy.
“In my 2019 Democracy Day address, I promised to frontally address the nation’s daunting challenges, especially insecurity, economy, and corruption. I, therefore, find it necessary to give an account of my stewardship on this day.
“We have recorded notable achievements in the course of implementing our nine priority objectives and are establishing a solid foundation for future success.”
The President added that his administration has recorded notable achievements in the course of implementing his administration’s nine priority objectives for future success.
Buhari said Nigeria has witnessed eleven quarters of consecutive Gross Domestic Progress (GDP) growth since exiting recession.
He added that the GDP grew from 1.91% in 2018 to 2.27% in 2019 but declined to 1.87% in the first quarter of 2020 as a result of the decline in global economic activities due to the COVID-19 pandemic.”
He said: “We have recorded notable achievements in the course of implementing our nine priority objectives and are establishing a solid foundation for future success.
“On the economic front, our objectives have remained to stabilise the macroeconomy, achieve agricultural and food security, ensure energy sufficiency in power and petroleum products, develop infrastructure, fight corruption and improve governance.
“We have witnessed eleven quarters of consecutive GDP growth since exiting recession. The GDP grew from 1.91% in 2018 to 2.27% in 2019 but declined to 1.87% in the first quarter of 2020 as a result of the decline in global economic activities due to the COVID-19 pandemic.”