By: Wisdom Acka
President Muhammadu Buhari is determined to ensuring that the forthcoming general elections in Nigeria were credible and transparent.
This is even as the President is desirous of bequeathing a culture of free, fair and credible elections in the country.
FCT Minister, Mallam Muhammad Musa Bello said this while speaking at the 14th edition of the Leadership Annual Conference and Awards held on Tuesday, at the International Conference Centre, Abuja.
His words: “His Excellency, President Muhammadu Buhari has insisted on bequeathing to Nigeria a free, fair, credible and transparent election”.
He said this while speaking on the theme: “Credible Elections and an Economy in Transit”; adding that this year’s elections was “the most important leadership recruitment decisions to confront Nigerians in recent times.”
According to him, Buhari’s government has over the last seven years repositioned Nigerian economy and put it firmly on the path of growth and economic sustainability outside of the oil and gas sector.
While commending the awardees, especially Dr. Benedict Oramah, Bello said: “The recognition of Dr. Benedict Oramah, Chairman of Afreximbank resonates with us in the FCT as this international financial institution which he heads has keyed into our vision of making Abuja a global destination for the provision of world class healthcare with the construction of a 200-bed hospital in the city.”
Bello lauded the wife of late Sam Nda Isaiah, Mrs. Zainab Nda Isaiah, management and staff of the Group for sustaining the legacies of Sam Nda-Isiah whom he described as a patriot and one of Nigeria’s great visionaries.
The Minister, therefore, called on other organisations and business concerns who share in the dream for developing Abuja into a world class city to partner with the FCT Administration.
Other award recipients at the annual event were Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, former Prime Minister of Kenya, Raila Odinga, Mallam Muhammad Musa Bello and Etsu Nupe, HRH Alh. Yahaya Abubakar.