The Minister of Mines and Steel Development Arc Olamilekan Adegbite has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for delivering dividend of democracy to Nigerians.
He also urged Nigerians to work together for the unity and advancement of the country, enjoining them to be more optimistic.
In his message to mark the 2020 Democracy day, the Minister assured Nigerians that the administration of President Buhari would continue to work assiduously to improve the lives of the citizens.
A statement signed by Ayodeji Adeyemi, Special Adviser on Media to the Minister quoted the minister as saying that ‘the administration of President Buhari through the template of the Economic Recovery and Growth plan has striven to diversify the economy, to create jobs and to increase government revenue generation.’
He said the administration is currently using the Ministry of Mines and Steel Development, as well as Agriculture to diversify the economy. ‘This is why contributions from Mines and Steel sector to the GDP has improved since the administration came on board.’
Adegbite added that the president had also improved the state of security in the nation by tackling insurgency in the North. ‘It can only get better from here. However, we all have our parts to play as patriotic citizens. We should all resolve to do the right thing, shunning temptation to cut corners, then we will have the Nigeria of our dreams. I wish all Nigerians a happy democracy day.