President Muhammadu Buhari has restated his administration’s determination to restore the country to the “good old days of accountability”.
Mr. President gave the assurance while speaking at a meeting Tuesday with the Director, Global Upstream of Shell Oil Company at the State House, Abuja.
President Buhari said he will leave a legacy of improved infrastructure, particularly in the power sector, and also ensure better security in the Niger Delta.
Adding that: “It is only by doing this that investor morale and confidence will return, and the economy will be positioned on the path of growth.”
President Buhari, who commended Shell for their faith in the economy and staying power, gave assurances on some issues of concern raised by the company.
On the protracted issue of cash calls, the President assured that the Federal Executive Council will soon consider a proposal for the easing of unpaid arrears owed by the government.
He also said that the security of oil infrastructure will continue to be prioritized side-by-side with dialogue with the stakeholder-communities in the Niger Delta.
He, however, urged oil companies to take more responsibility in the protection of oil installations to complement the efforts of Nigerian Navy in the region.
Mr. President also reportedly promised to solve electricity problem, fix the Niger Delta security problem and also improve the infrastructural as only these will boost the confidence of investors.
Meanwhile, the President has also launched a campaign to end violence against Nigerian children by 2030.
At the initiative launch which held on Tuesday, October 25, 2016, at the State House conference centre in Abuja and supported by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the President promised to protect children in Nigeria and Africa from violence.