Arewa Grades Buhari Low On Infrastructure

The Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) on Friday said the current administration has not attained much success in terms of infrastructural development.

But the group lauded President Muhammadu Buhari’s war against corruption and Boko Haram insurgency.

According to the forum, the president has succeeded in transparency and accountability in the business of governance.

The ACF told government to do more about the rehabilitation and construction of more roads and to ensure the completion of vital projects.

“The two years of President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration, in the opinion of Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) has been a success story, as greater openness, transparency and accountability have been entrenched in the business of governance,” Ibrahim Biu, national publicity secretary of the forum, said in a statement.

“The degrading of the Boko Haram insurgency in the north-east, the release of over 100 Chibok girls that were kidnapped and held in captivity three years ago by the Boko haram terrorists and the rehabilitation of internally displaced persons are practical achievements in the area of security.

“The efforts of the military and other security agencies in tackling insecurity nationwide is also commendable.

“Power being the driver of the economy, has been erratic and low. There is also need for infrastructural development.

“On the anti-corruption crusade, the agencies responsible have lived up to their responsibilities with the arrest and prosecution of suspected public treasury looters.

“The whistle blower policy of the government has also yielded positive results with the discoveries of stolen public funds hidden in banks, homes, farms and obscure places and the forfeiture of such monies to the federal government.

“However, there is the need to strengthen the anti-corruption agencies through legislation and quick dispensation of justice by the courts.

“It should be noted that the economy cannot flourish amid insecurity and corruption, hence the emphasis to tame them.”

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