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Read The Summary Text Of Nigeria President Muhammadu Buhari's Independence Day Direct Speech

Budget Support Facility,
Recently the Chief Justice of the Federation directed Heads of all our Courts of first instance and Appeal to accelerate hearings of corruption cases and dismiss any judicial officers found to have been compromised.
N43.92 billion released through the CBN and 13 participating institutions,
October 1st remains a special date for all Nigerians as this marks the day when we attained one of the most precious of human desires — freedom.
We should remind ourselves of the recent journey from 1999 – 2015, when our country happily returned to democratic rule.
However, in spite of oil prices being an average of $100 per barrel and about 2.1m barrels a day, that great piece of luck was squandered and the country’s social and physical infrastructure neglected.
The APC Government’s Campaign rallying cry to restore security, re-balance the economy and fight corruption was not all rhetoric.
Our Administration is tackling these tasks in earnest.
In the past two years, Nigeria has recorded appreciable gains in political freedom. Added to these are complete freedom to associate, to hold and disseminate opinions. But like all freedoms, this is open to abuse.
We cannot and we will not allow such advocacy.
As a young Army Officer, I took part from the beginning to the end in our tragic civil war costing about 2m lives, resulting in fearful destruction and untold suffering. I am very disappointed that responsible leaders of these communities do not warn their hot-headed youths what the country went through. Government is keeping up the momentum of dialogue with stakeholders in the Niger Delta to keep the peace. We intend to address genuine grievances of the communities.
SECURITY
But we are not letting up. Our Armed Forces in an effort to enhance the operational capability of troops of OPERATION LAFIYA DOLE have established Mobile Strike Teams in the North East. In addition, through targeted air strikes most of the leadership and identified logistics bases and routes of the insurgents have been neutralized. ECONOMY
With respect to the economy, the Government has remained pro-active in its diversification policy. N43.92 billion released through the CBN and 13 participating institutions,
I wish to commend the efforts of the Governors of Kebbi, Lagos, Ebonyi and Jigawa States for their support to the rice and fertilizer revolutions.
Equally commendable are contributions of the Governors of Ondo, Edo, Delta, Imo, Cross River, Benue, Ogun, Kaduna and Plateau States for their support for the Presidential initiative for palm oil, rubber, cashew, cassava, potatoes and other crops.
Since December last year, this Administration has produced over 7 million 50Kg bags of fertilizer. Furthermore, a new presidential initiative is starting with each state of the Federation creating a minimum of 10,000 jobs for unemployed youths, again with the aid of CBN’s development finance initiatives.
Power remains a huge problem. Government is increasing its investment, clearing up the operational and financial log jam bedevilling the industry. Elsewhere in the economy the special window created for manufacturers, investors and exporters, foreign exchange requirements has proved very effective. Since April, about $7 billion has come through this window alone. The country has recorded 7 consecutive months of lower inflation, Naira rate is beginning to stabilize, appreciating from N525 per $1 in February this year to N360 today. Budget Support Facility,
Stabilization Fund Release to state and local government as follows:
N441 billion in 2016
In addition, the Government’s current N500 billion Special Intervention Programme is targeting groups through;
Home Grown School Feeding Programme,
Conditional Cash Transfer,
Fellow Nigerians,
We are fully aware that fighting corruption was never going to be a straightforward task. But we are determined to eradicate corruption from our body politic.
Accelerated the recovery of stolen funds.
The Administration’s new institutional reforms include:
Whistle-Blowers Policy,
Recently the Chief Justice of the Federation directed Heads of all our Courts of first instance and Appeal to accelerate hearings of corruption cases and dismiss any judicial officers found to have been compromised.
Justice Salami has just been appointed to chair the Judiciary’s anti-graft committee. I commend the National Assembly for refocusing on its oversight committees. By not asking for and refusing to accept a bribe, by reporting unethical practices or by blowing a whistle, together we can beat corruption. The government for its part will work for accountability at all levels – Federal, State and Local Governments. As we enter the second half of our term of office, we intend to accelerate progress and intensify our resolve to fix the country’s challenges and problems.

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