The President, Bola Ahmed Tinubu on Thursday, said it is now the time to truly harness the nation’s potential for development.
Mr Tinubu, who stated this during the official inauguration of the National Economic Council, which will be working as the economic policy advisory body of his government, at the council chambers of the Presidential Villa, Abuja, on Thursday, revealed that his administration will focus on five key areas, namely security, economy, job creation, agriculture and infrastructure, which are the key areas, to develop the country’s economy.
However, he promised to run an inclusive, impartial government that will be governed according to the constitution and the rule of law in the country.
“We will prominently feature women and youths in all our activities and take proactive steps such as championing a credit culture to discourage corruption while strengthening the effectiveness and efficiency of various anti-corruption agencies.
“We must harness the growth potentials of Nigeria and bring about serious development to move us from a potential nation to a pragmatic economic development in a rapid manner,” he said.
The economic council is made of the 36 state governors of the federation, who were all in attendance, alongside other members of the body, such as the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Minister of Finance, Secretary to the Government of the Federation and other government officials and agencies whose duties hinge on the economy of the country.