Our policies are targeted at engendering successful economy – Tinubu

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Abuja, July 4, 2023 – President Bola Tinubu says the current policy decisions of government are targeted at engendering a successful economy and secure nation.

Dele Alake, the Special Adviser to the President on Special Duties, Communication and Strategy, said in a statement that Tinubu said this while receiving the visiting Bank of America officials in Abuja on Tuesday

The president said that the administration was on the pathway to success in spite of the challenges facing the country.

He said the country had no reason to fail the rest of the African continent, adding that the government was committed to instituting reforms that would engender the sustainable growth and development of the country.

“We believe we are on the right track so far. We believe we need all the help we can get,” the President said.

Tinubu urged the bank’s management to support and partner with the government in order to advance mutual benefits for Nigeria and the financial institution.

He said that governance and development challenges facing the country could not be addressed without fiscal and institutional reforms.

“Twenty-first Century actions on climate change, finance and innovation are intertwined. Having a good platform and believing in innovation will help in undertaking reforms and tackling the issues.

“This is the largest economy and democracy in Africa and if we cannot do it, nobody will do it for us,” he said.

Tinubu also called on the bank and other willing financing institutions to help the country in ensuring that Nigerian gas competed favourably in the global market as a viable source of alternative revenue.

Mr Bernard Mensah, the leader of the delegation and President of International Bank of America, , lauded the initial steps taken by the new administration.

He said that the steps are taking Nigeria back to its rightful place on the global stage.

Mensah promised that the bank would assist the country to address its immediate and long-term challenges not only in the area of financing, but also through ideas.

Mensah was accompanied on the visit by the Head of Sub-Saharan Africa of the bank, Mrs Yvonne Fasinro, and the Head of Investment Banking Sub -Saharan Africa, Mr Chuba Ezenwa. (GBN)

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