Bola Ahmed Tinubu delivers his Maiden Speech as the 16th President of Nigeria

Bola Ahmed Tinubu delivers his Maiden Speech as the 16th President of Nigeria. The speech highlights Nigeria's Transformation Agenda from Fuel Subsidy Reforms, Boosting electricity generation to addressing interest rate and exchange rate problems.

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Official Portrait of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu and Vice President Kashim Shettima
Official Portrait of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu and Vice President Kashim Shettima
First National Address of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu.

Highlights of Nigeria’s Transformation Agenda:

  • Fuel Subsidy Reforms: The government has taken a bold step by removing fuel subsidies, aiming to create a more sustainable and efficient energy sector.
  • Reintroduction of Commodity Boards: Commodity boards are set to make a comeback, providing support and regulation for key agricultural sectors, ensuring fair practices and market stability.
  • Unified Exchange Rate: The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has been mandated to achieve a unified exchange rate promptly, fostering a more predictable and transparent business environment.
  • House Cleaning at CBN: Efforts will be made to institute reforms and improve the operations of the CBN, ensuring greater efficiency and accountability in monetary policy implementation.
  • Addressing High Interest Rates: Recognizing the adverse impact of high interest rates on businesses, measures will be taken to lower them, promoting a more business-friendly environment.
  • Infrastructure Development and Job Creation: A strong emphasis will be placed on infrastructure development as a means to create jobs and drive economic growth, enhancing the nation’s productivity.
  • Boosting Electricity Generation: The government aims to double electricity generation, transmission, and distribution capacities, encouraging participation from state governments to ensure adequate power supply.
  • Reviewing Anti-Investment and Multiple Taxation Policies: Policies hindering investment and burdening businesses with multiple taxation will be thoroughly examined and revised, fostering a more attractive investment climate.
  • Facilitating Repatriation of Investment and Profits: Immediate measures will be implemented to facilitate the seamless repatriation of investments and profits, promoting investor confidence and incentivizing foreign direct investment.

These strategic reforms and initiatives reflect the new President Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s commitment to creating an enabling environment for sustainable economic growth, job creation, and attracting investments.

Our hope is that the new president can steer Nigeria towards economic stability and a steady path of growth amidst current economic and development challenges.

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