Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, yesterday, assured that the 2016 Budget would be signed into law by his principal, President Muhammadu Buhari, this week.
He stated that the signing of the document would kick-start the implementation of the change agenda of the All Progressives Congress, APC, which would include completing all social projects that were abandoned by the last government.
Speaking at the The Platform, a programme held under the theme: ‘Nigeria, what is in your hands? Tapping into out dead economy, looking beyond our oil driven economy’, in Abuja, yesterday, the VP said the completion of power projects would be a priority and that current challenges facing Nigerians are “temporal and resolvable”.
He noted that most Nigerians were already expressing mixed feelings about the preparedness of the administration to bring about the desired change, urging them be patient with government.
Meanwhile, former Minister of Education and BringBack Our Girls leader, Mrs. Oby Ezekwesili, criticized the economic policies of the Buhari administration, saying they were ineffective and taking the nation backwards.
The former minister warned that the central command structure adopted by Buhari in 1984 as military Head of State will not work in today’s global economy of which Nigeria is a part.
Rather than improving the nation’s fortunes, Ezekwesili, who spoke also at the occasion, warned that current economic policies would leave Nigeria worse off, as was the case in Buhari’s first coming as military dictator.