SGF Receives Methodist Church Delegation, Assures Of Improved Economy Soon
THE Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Engineer Babachir David Lawal has restated that President Muhammadu Buhari is determined to revamp the economy and take the nation out of recession next year.
He stressed that the foundation for a diversified economy is already being laid and that the 2017 budget will strengthen the economy even further. He was speaking in his office, today, when he received a delegation from the Methodist Church of Nigeria, Archdiocese of Abuja led by the Archbishop, the Most Reverend Joseph Oche Job.
He assured that President Buhari is determined and committed to the three major objectives of his administration, which are to improve national security, vigorously fight corruption and overhaul the economy. He thanked the Church and indeed religious leaders across Nigeria for their support to the Government and implored them to continue to pray for the peace and security of the nation.
The Archbishop of Methodist Church, Abuja, Most Reverend Joseph Job, in his remarks, expressed the support of the Church for the federal government, in the fight against corruption which he says, is the “number one enemy of our dear country Nigeria.” He noted that the major ills of our society including youth unemployment, poor and weak infrastructure, injustice and insecurity, etc. are all products of corruption.
The Archbishop commended government for securing the release of some Chibok girls and urged government to explore all avenues to release the remaining Chibok girls. He congratulated the government for the efforts in place to diversify the economy and provide employment for youths.
He affirmed that the Church stands firmly with government in support of the recently launched attitudinal campaign “Change begins with me.”
Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation.