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Cabinet urged to prioritize national progress

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By Usman Oladimeji

President Tinubu has refocused his administration's priority.

Nigerian president, Bola Ahmed Tinubu has urged his cabinet members to put the country’s progress ahead of their own personal aspirations. The President has also ordered the revival of the Presidential Delivery Tracker, a tool that allows citizens to monitor the progress of government projects in Nigeria in real time. In his statement at the closing session of the three-day Cabinet Retreat on Friday in Abuja, the President reaffirmed his commitment to ensuring citizens’ active and direct participation in governance.

He emphasized that all Nigerians must be able to track and report on the implementation of projects across the country. For the benefit of all Nigerians, President Tinubu revealed that he has instructed his Special Adviser on Policy and Coordination, Hadiza Bala Usman, to immediately reprise the tracking system in a manner that maximizes the use of cutting-edge digital innovation to give real-time supervision capabilities. President Tinubu has also refocused his administration’s priority and undertook economic reforms to promote long-term, broad growth .

Renewed Agenda focuses on more than economic growth.

The president also focuses on education, health, and social investment as essential pillars of development; accelerates diversification through industrialization, digitization, creative arts, manufacturing, and innovation; and strengthens national security for peace and prosperity; boosts agriculture to achieve food security; unlocks energy and natural resources for sustainable development; improves infrastructure and transportation as growth enablers; and enhances both. He implored executives to focus on restructuring Nigeria economy, giving education top priority, and making sure all Nigerians had access to high-quality healthcare.

Participants all assure the president of their commitment to aid Nigeria in achieving the shared objectives of the Renewed Agenda. Also, he charged the Cabinet members to collaborate in order to ensure Nigeria’s complete recovery from its current difficulties. In his speech, Tinubu reaffirmed that the Renewed Hope Agenda’s focus is on more than simply economic growth; it is also about creating jobs, enhancing education and healthcare, and decreasing poverty for all Nigerians.” I realize that we have a lot of work ahead of us, but I am optimistic we can achieve our goals.”

Everyone must set aside individual aspirations.

Furthermore, he said “we have a strong team in place, and we are committed to working together to build a better future for Nigeria. “Let me remind you that I and people are not interested in excuses, political games, or procrastination. They care about actual progress made and want to find answers to the issues that have afflicted our magnificent country for decades. Because of the gravity of the task at hand, all of us must set aside our individual aspirations and concentrate on upholding the performance bond we agreed to today. These performance bonds represent a contract we must uphold, Tinubu stated.”

Highlighting the crucial role that data plays in governing effectively, the President said “Data is the lifeblood of effective governance,” With no information, we are just “flying blind.” Key recommendations from the retreat’s technical sessions had earlier been addressed by George Akume, the Secretary to the Government of the Federation. These recommendations touched on topics such as reforming the economy to deliver sustained inclusive growth, making sure the annual budget is in line with strategic priorities, and bolstering national security to ensure peace and prosperity.

Using tech to boost agricultural output was recommended.

Also included are intensified efforts to block revenue leakages in the police force, engaging with governors to strengthen security at local government levels while addressing issues of autonomy and governance, prioritizing the clean-up of Ogoni communities and boosting agriculture to achieve food security. The use of technology to boost agricultural output, bolstering dry-season farming and promoting commercial livestock farming, establishing a super grid in line with the nation’s generation targets, intensifying efforts to erect the green wall to stop the encroachment of deserts in northern Nigeria, and establishing semi-autonomous regional grids are also among the recommendations.

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