July 18, 2024

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Buhari lists 774,000 jobs, CAMA, others as second-term achievements

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The Presidency on Friday listed 35 policies ,
programmes and projects as the second – term
achievements of the President , Major General
Muhammadu Buhari ( retd . ) .
Buhari , who won his reelection in 2019 after defeating
opposition Peoples Democratic Party ’ s candidate , Atiku
Abubakar , with about four million votes in the
February 23 poll , had on August 21 of the same year
inaugurated his second – term cabinet . Presidency in a statement via its Twitter handle ,
@ NGRPresident , on Friday , listed , amongst other
accomplishments , the “ presidential assent to a
landmark Bill amending the Companies and Allied
Matters Act . ”
Buhari had on August 7 signed into law , the Companies
and Allied Matters Bill , 2020 . The bill which has been
passed by the National Assembly replaced the 1990
CAMA .
The controversial law has been rejected by the
Christian Association of Nigeria which described as
“ satanic ” , section 839 (1 ) and (2 ) of the law that
empowers the supervising minister “ to suspend
trustees of an association ( in this case , the church ) and
appoint the interim managers to manage the affairs of
the association for some given reasons. ”
Meanwhile , the Peoples Democratic Party has criticised
the “ 35 second – term achievements ” of the President .
Commenting on Friday evening on Channels Television’ s
programme , Politics Today , Osita Chidoka , an adviser
to the PDP National Chairman , Uche Secondus , said the
creation of new ministries should not be tagged as an
achievement .
Chidoka , a former Minister of Aviation , said , “ I was
surprised that the government released a list of 35
achievements this year because a year ago or two
years ago, they released 64 achievements . So, even by
their quantum of achievements , the government has
declined in productivity . “ But when you look at the quality of the achievements ,
the GDP of this country has fallen from N 520 bn in
2018 to N 350 bn … So, everybody is poorer in this
government . ”
“ On the economy , Nigeria ’ s debt has risen to about
N 36 tn . It has grown three times to what it was in 2015 .
It has grown from about N 12 tn , meaning that 90 per
cent of our revenue is actually going into debt
servicing . So, I don ’ t know how that can be seen as an
achievement . ”

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