Tinubu working to put the country on a solid economic pedestal – Onanuga 

Mr Bayo Onanuga, Special Adviser to President Bola Tinubu on Information and Strategy, says the Tinubu-led administration is working to put the country on a solid economic pedestal.
He said this in a statement on Thursday in Abuja while reacting to the communique issued by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) at the end of its National Executive Council (NEC) meeting.
The PDP in the communique had accused the Tinubu-led administration of trying to entrench a one party state and blaming it for the country’s economy and security challenges.
“Unlike the PDP’s administration of 16 years, the Tinubu administration has been confronting the problems of our country headlong.
“The administration is moving for an audacious reset that will firmly put our country on a solid economic pedestal.
“The results  are already showing. Contrary to the pessimism and wishes of some PDP leaders, the national currency has become the world’s best performing.
“Appreciating by almost 50 per cent against the dollar in few weeks, exchange rate is stabilising as a convergence has been reached between official and so-called parallel market,” Onanuga said.
He added that the contrived pall of gloom cast over the country had faded out and renewed hope was now on the leash.
He said such was the positive trend the APC economic programme was generating that the IMF had reviewed upwards the growth projection for Nigeria this year from 2.9 per cent to 3.3 per cent.
Onanuga said the Tinubu administration was targeting a higher growth with its plans to embark on audacious infrastructure projects, such as the Badagry-Sokoto highway and the Lagos-Calabar coastal highway.
He said the Federal Government’s economic team was doing well, adding that no sane government would change a winning team.
This,he said, was especially if such a team was working in sync with the advisory of the private sector, state governors and economic gurus in the country.
“It was surprising that the PDP under whose watch Boko Haram was born in 2009 could so unabashedly blame the Tinubu administration for what it wrongly termed increasing spate of terrorism and banditry.
“This is far from the truth. Security has improved, with fewer cases of terrorist attacks and banditry recorded,” Onanuga said.
He added that in recent weeks, over a thousand kidnapped victims, some whose kidnapping was before the Tinubu-led administration were rescued by the country’s gallant armed forces, without government paying any ransom.
He advised the PDP to harmonise its home first, rather than accusing President Tinubu of trying to entrench one party state, saying the president nurses no such plan.
According to the Special Adviser to the President on Information and Strategy, such plan only exists in the imagination of the opposition PDP.(https://newsatlarge.ng)

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