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Buhari best hope for economic revival, says Ekiti CNPP

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Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari (L) addresses delegates at the start of a conference to tackle corruption at the Commonwealth Secretariat in London on May 11, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / LEON NEAL

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari (L) addresses delegates at the start of a conference to tackle corruption at the Commonwealth Secretariat in London on May 11, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / LEON NEAL

• Ubani scores him high on anti-corruption fight

Conference of Nigeria Political Parties, (CNPP), Ekiti State chapter, has described Buhari’s government as best hope for the revival of Nigeria’s economy.

In a statement signed by its Chairman, Tunji Ogunlola and Public Relations Officer, Ayo Adelabu, on behalf of 18 political parties, the group lauded the president for providing a focused and honest leadership, in redirecting the country to the path of sanity.

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It said Buhari’s demonstration of honesty, focused leadership and non-partisan approach to issues is what Nigeria needs to get out of her economic crisis.

It said the landmarks achievements recorded in tackling security challenges posed by the menace of Boko Haram and the fight against corruption, has given hope that other challenges facing the nation would be resolved.

The group urged the people to exercise patience with in tackling the nation’s economic challenges, explaining that the rots created in the last 16 years would take time to heal.

Meanwhile, former Chairman, Nigeria Bar Association (NBA), Ikeja branch, Monday Ubani, has scored the president high in the fight against corruption and some of the promises made before the election.

Ubani said so far, the administration’s promise to Nigerians in the areas of security, fight against corruption, economy and infrastructural developments have been partly fulfilled.

According to him, government has been able to deal a big blow on the Boko Haram, though not holistically, but has brought a remarkable peace to the northeast.

On the issue of corruption, he noted for the first time in the country, we are not only having people returning stolen money, but they are still being prosecuted for it.

He restated that the era of business as usual, was gone, saying the anti-corruption fight was fast erasing the concept of emergency millionaires and fictitious companies, often used as conduit to siphon stolen money.

The former NBA president admitted that the present administration inherited a chartered economy, which would take while to heal.

While lauding the efforts at diversifying the economy to agriculture, he urged Buhari to fix the education sector and the problem of unemployment.


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