The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun has admitted that Nigerians were suffering and that the pains in the country were genuine.
He however appealed for patience from Nigerians, assuring that the programmes put in place by the Buhari administration to cater for the poorest and vulnerable Nigerians and other economic initiatives aimed at diversifying and boosting the economy will be implemented in the interest of the people.
Oyegun stated this while speaking at a dinner held in his honour by Saint Patrick’s College (SPC), Asaba, Old Boys Association (Abuja Branch).
The APC chairman said: “We are not shutting our eyes to the pains of the Nigerian people because it is real. It is genuine. We can only plead for patience. Thank God the APC government has its very first national budget and the implementation of that budget will be passionately pursued.
“In the coming months, the safety net created by the administration to cater for the poorest and vulnerable Nigerians and other economic initiatives aimed at diversifying and boosting the economy will be implemented. The result at the end of the day is going to be a more vibrant nation which every Nigerian will be proud of”.
Oyegun also disclosed that the APC government was committed to the execution of national railway projects contained in the 2016 Budget, adding that the projects were of priority to President Buhari.
He said: “As at today, the economy is in the process of being reflated; meaning that money is being put into the system. Contractors are being mobilised to go back to work. New contracts will be awarded. The railway will be one of the very first priorities. We will for the first time go from Kano to Lagos through Benin City all the way to Calabar by rail”, Oyegun said.
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