President Buhari received the Gombe State Governor, H.E. Inuwa Yahaya in the State House to have a brief time with him.
H.E. Inuwa Yahaya decided to pay a courtesy call on the president on 1st Sep 2021 and deliberate about some issues. The two men appeared to be happy to see each other.
Meanwhile, President Buhari recently posited that Nigeria’s economy recorded five percent growth in the second quarter of 2021, as a result of the attention on job creation, consistency in policy and innovation.
Buhari made the submission at the State House in Abuja on Tuesday, in the process of the launch of the Jubilee Fellows Programme.
Buhari pointed out the key drivers of economic growth in the second quarter as telecommunications, transportation, electricity, agriculture and manufacturing.
Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, issued a statement that conveyed the message Buhari gave at the meeting.
He said: “Tuesday, 22nd June, 2021, I set-up the National Poverty Reduction with Growth Strategy (NPRGS) steering committee to coordinate our work to fulfil my promise to lift 100 million Nigerians out of poverty in ten years. This is building on the positive results from the Economic Recovery and Growth Plan and the targeted response to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic with the Economic Sustainability Plan.
“These efforts have yielded results with Nigeria recording its biggest economic growth in six years with a GDP growth of 5 per cent in the second quarter of 2021. The sectors that drove this growth are trade, telecommunications, transportation, electricity, agriculture and manufacturing. Each of these sectors showed significant improvement and thus created more jobs for our populace.