Tinubu unveils 13-point Agenda

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By Divine Ihechimerem

President Bola Ahmed Tinubu on Monday reeled out a 13-point agenda his administration will focus on.

In his inaugural address after taking the oaths of office and allegiance administered by the Chief Justice of Nigeria Justice Kayode Ariwoola, at the Eagles Square, Abuja, Tinubu pledged to be a president for all, irrespective of the circumstances of history and political differences.

Daily Review Online takes a look at the 13 areas the President said his administration will focus on.

1. To serve with prejudice toward none but compassion and amity towards all. 

2. To target a higher GDP growth and significantly reduce unemployment. 

3. To offer budgetary reform that would stimulate the economy without engendering inflation.

4. Electricity will become more accessible and affordable to businesses and homes alike. Power generation should nearly double and transmission and distribution networks improved.

5. To encourage states to develop local sources as well.” 

6. To review all complaints by investors about multiple taxation and various anti-investment inhibitions. 

7. To ensure that investors and foreign businesses repatriate their hard earned dividends and profits home.” 

8. Security shall be the top priority of our administration because neither prosperity nor justice can prevail amidst insecurity and violence 

9. To create one million new jobs in the digital economy. 

10. To sponsor omnibus Jobs and Prosperity bill. This bill will give our administration the policy space to embark on labour-intensive infrastructural improvements, encourage light industry and provide improved social services for the poor, elderly and vulnerable.

11. To phase out fuel subsidy which he said would save the country at a time of drying resources. 

12 To treat both new and old naira notes as legal tender

13. Primary foreign policy objective would be the peace and stability of the West African subregion and the African continent.

Earlier, the president stated that, “This handover symbolizes our trust in God, our enduring faith in representative governance and our belief in our ability to reshape this nation into the society it was always meant to be.” 

To advance the common vision of a better Nigeria, the president solicited the support of all Nigerians “to join me in making Nigeria a more perfect nation and democracy such that the Nigerian ideal becomes and forever remains the Nigerian reality”.  

President Tinubu explained that though he fought hard to win the February 2023 election, the win does not make him any more Nigerian than his opponents, who he pledged to relate to as compatriots. 

“The outcome reflected the will of the people. However, my victory does not render me any more Nigerian than my opponents. Nor does it render them any less patriotic.

“They shall forever be my fellow compatriots. And I will treat them as such. They represent important constituencies and concerns that wisdom dare not ignore,” he said. 
He described the election that brought him to power as tough but fairly won, and dedicated his victory to the country with a promise to do his all to advance its progress. 

“This is the proudest day of my life. But this day does not belong to me. It belongs to you, the people of Nigeria.”