Thursday, February 4, 2016 5:31 am
President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday said that his administration would begin to implement its campaign promises immediately the 2016 budget was passed into law by the National Assembly.
Buhari gave the indication while inaugurating the newly-constructed Ota township road in Ado-Odo/Ota Council Area of Ogun state. The inauguration of the road, among other projects, was part of the activities lined up in commemoration of the 40th anniversary of the state.
Represented by the Vice-President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, he said the Federal Government had mapped out plan to support artisans in the country with funds to help improve their businesses.
”I want to assure the people that immediately the budget is passed into law, we will zoom into action and all our promises will be fulfilled.
”We have plans for artisans and market women; they are already in our plans in the budget and we will give them soft loans to boost their businesses.
“We must not lose sight of the fact that it is the masses that voted for us and we must not let them down, ” he said.
He also said that the cornerstone of the present government was to provide employment for youths across the country, insisting that all government’s promises, particularly to the youth, would be fulfilled.
The president reiterated the administration’s commitment to train over 500,000 volunteer teachers and would be paid for the job.
While commending Gov. Ibikunle Amosun for the massive infrastructure development across the state, he called for the continued support of the people to both the federal and the state governments.
In his address, Amosun expressed appreciation to the vice president for the visit which, he said, would go a long way in boosting the morale of his government.
He called for the continued understanding by the citizens of the state, adding that government could not finish everything at once.
The governor said his administration would not relent in its mission at rebuilding the state by ensuring an all-round development.
The president also inaugurated the Aiyetoro township road in the Yewa North Local Government Area.