New Year: APC Will Rejig Nigerian Economy – Gov Ajimobi


By; BAYO AKAMO, Ibadan.
Governor Abiola Ajimobi on Saturday asked Nigerians to have a renew hope on the ability of the All Progressives Congress, APC led Federal Government to salvage the country from the pervading economic challenges.
The governor in his New Year message issued by his Special Adviser on Communication and Strategy, Mr. Yomi Layinka made available to newsmen in Ibadan declared that Nigerians should continue to trust in the FG’s ability to put the economy back on track judging by the ongoing rejigging efforts.
He pointed out that with the telling effect of the recession on the populace, all hands must be on the deck towards salvaging the country and move it forward.
“The economic recession currently staring us in the face in Nigeria called for concerted efforts on the part of all and sundry to play the roles expected of us to ensure that the country survives these trying times,”he said.
Governor Ajimobi while appealing to the Niger-Delta militants to sheath their swords and allow peace to reign in the zone. lauded the success so far recorded by the military in the fight against the Boko Haram insurgents in the North-East,
“The restive Niger-Delta youths to cease fire and allow peace to reign. They should stop the sabotage of oil installations and embrace dialogue. They should realize that it is only in an atmosphere of peace that the desired development can be achieved”.
Governor Ajimobi who also hailed the gallantry of the country’s army and other security agencies asked Nigerians to continue  praying and support the families of officers and soldiers who paid the supreme price or lost limbs in the patriotic fight that culminated in liberation of the dreaded Sambisa forest.
“To the good people of Oyo State, I want to assure you that with your cooperation and support, the administration under my leadership will continue to work towards the recovery of our economy.
While thanking the people of Oyo state for maintaining peaceful co-existence and for their commitment to the growth and development of the state, Governor Ajimobi warned that any attempt to plunge the state into chaos and lawlessness would be crushed with the full force of law.
He emphasized that his government will not relent in its efforts at ensuring the sustenance of the ongoing infrastructural revolution and economic re-engineering aimed at improving the general well being of the citizenry, saying,“recall that in my budget speech on Thursday, I reported how much work had been done to enhance our revenue base by expanding the tax net; by blocking financial loopholes, fixing leakages and institutionalizing prudence in all spheres of the administration. May I, therefore, urge you to play your part in this direction.”


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