One year anniversary: Tinubu Ministers to present scorecard

…President has laid foundation for sustainable progress, prosperity in one year  —  SGF

By Matthew Denis, Abuja

President Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s cabinet members have been slated to present the scorecard of their various ministries to Nigerians.

The Ministers are expected to demonstrate to Nigerians the dividends of democracy that have accrued to them within the past one year of the Tinubu administration.

Speaking at a world press briefing to herald the one year anniversary of President Tinubu, the Minister of Information and National Orientation, Alhaji Mohammed Idris disclosed that the anniversary celebration would be low-key in line with Tinubu’s policy of prudent management of resources.

According to him, the move is in line with Tinubu’s desire to serve the country and efficiently use resources for the good of all Nigerians.

He said, “The first anniversary will be low-key; there will be no celebration; it will be a sectoral presentation by ministries.

“This is in line with Tinubu’s administration to ensure efficient and judicious use of resources to deliver dividends of democracy to citizens.

“The president has directed that useful information should be provided in an honest, timely, and consistent manner.

“Members of the media are expected to report honestly, responsibly, and with a deep sense of patriotism. The essence of the media is to inform the people and hold the government accountable.

“Thus, over time, the Ministry of Information and National Orientation finds it worthy to always brief the media and people on what the Federal Government is doing.”

The Minister further charged media practitioners to do their job with a deep sense of responsibility and patriotism.

He reiterated that as part of the ministerial briefing, ministers of various ministries would begin presentations on May 22.

Already the Ministers of the Federal Capital Territory Administration, Youth Development, Solid Minerals Development and Steel development have been confirmed to address Nigerians today.

Meanwhile, the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Sen. George Akume has stated that President Tinubu laid the foundation for sustainable progress and prosperity in the past one year.

Enumerating some of the policy initiatives embarked on by the administration, Akume disclosed that the Presidential accent to the 2023 Electricity Bill fostered move that dismantled monopolistic control over electricity generation, transmission and distribution at the national level and granted authority to State Governments, Corporations and individuals to generate, distribute and transmit electricity, thus decentralising the power sector

The SGF said, “I make bold to say that, Nigeria, under its present stewardship, has witnessed significant policy strides in various sectors including but not limited to the Presidential assent to the 2023 Electricity Bill, a move that dismantled monopolistic control over electricity generation, transmission and distribution at the national level and granted authority to State Governments, Corporations and individuals to generate, distribute and transmit electricity, thus decentralizing the power sector.

“Assent to the passage into law of the Nigeria Data Protection Bill 2023 established a legal framework for safeguarding personal information and promoting data protection practices in Nigeria.

“The challenging but very necessary Removal of Fuel Subsidy, a longstanding policy notorious for fostering corruption, inefficiency and imposing significant fiscal strain on the government annually, and primarily benefiting the affluent and smugglers, rather than effectively aiding the general populace.”

According to him, “It is apt to say that under President Tinubu’s stewardship within his first year in office, we have witnessed significant strides in various sectors of our economy. Through prudent fiscal policies and strategic investments, the Nigerian economy has shown resilience and potential for growth.

“The administration’s focus on infrastructure development, job creation and economic diversification has laid the foundation for sustainable progress and prosperity for all Nigerians.”

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