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In some cases, the president never bothered changing the names given the different projects under the programmes; and at some points made use of the “transformation” slogan which was the main slogan of the Jonathan administration. The major difference is that the current administration began to destroy the systems of corruption.
As expected, the corruption fight came with some resistance. The first major victory over corruption came when 20 CEOs in the oil and gas industry got arrested and stripped of their positions over their roles in the fuel subsidy removal scandals that have ravaged the nation’s wealth for years.
So far, the unemployment intervention scheme which would make stipends available to unemployed youths has not started. According to the Vice President, “This is because we are still collating, analysis and cleansing data. As soon as we have a reliable database, we will swing into action.”
There has been unprecedented improvement in the area of power distribution and reduction in tariff. The reduction in the tariff was initiated by the Jonathan administration and has been carried on with greater zeal by the new administration.
The “send your child to school and get paid” initiative started 3 months ago. It has since been directly responsible for getting at least 40% of children who were not in school enrolled in schools across the country.
The ‘Justice Uwais Committee’ report of electoral reforms, which was jettisoned by the former President Olusegun Obasanjo, is presently in the parliaments for evaluation. Once passed into law, the nation’s electoral process will definitely raise the bars of credibility for and scrutiny of intending political office holders.
In a shocking move by the president, the 2014 National Conference report got picked for possible implementation. It is currently being treated by the presidency in order to present, according to Mr President, “the most part of the report to the national assembly for deliberations.”
Friday, April 1, 2016
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