President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday in Abuja said that his administration has to make tough choices in cleaning the mess left behind by years of corruption.
President Buhari stated this in Abuja on Tuesday at the opening of the 21st Nigerian Economic Summit with the theme “Tough Choices: Achieving Competitiveness, Inclusive Growth and Sustainability”.
In a speech he delivered at the opening of the 21st Nigerian Economic Summit in Abuja on Tuesday, the president represented by his deputy, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, noted, however, that the country was also at a time of what he described as incredible opportunities for achieving competitiveness.
“We are at a time of monumental challenges and tough choices, but also a time of incredible opportunities for achieving competitiveness, inclusive growth and sustainability,” the president said.
“We, as a government, are called upon to make tough choices in exchange control restrictions, altering the absurd recurrent to capital expenditure ratio, reducing the deficit and reducing the overall size of governance. We are called upon to clean up the mess and rebuild the institutions that corruption has ravaged over the years.”
The 21st Nigerian Economic Summit commenced today in Abuja and will end on Thursday.