President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday gave the indication that the Federal Government might collaborate with the private sector to fully confront Nigeria’s problems.
Buhari also noted that the success of the country lay heavily on how well the economy was fixed.
The President spoke in Abuja during the closing of the Presidential Policy Retreat at the State House.
Experts, who made presentations at the two-day event, had made various recommendations on how to fix the country, including working with the private sector to address insurgency, kidnapping banditry, armed robbery and killings by herdsmen.
The President said his administration would study the proposals made by the experts with a view to implementing them.
Buhari said, “As we come to the end of this Presidential Policy Dialogue Session, the key proposals made by the experts will be considered by the Federal Government over the next four years.”
According to him, the proposals would be the first task to be on the table of the new cabinet members soon to be inaugurated by him.
The President added, “Although most of the proposals were targeted at the Federal Government, I want to remind the state governors to do their part, especially in the areas of education and health care.
“Our collective goal is to implement initiatives that will lift our citizens out of poverty through mass employment and social safety nets.
“This is achievable with the right fundamentals in place. We must all keep in mind that a successful economy is one where prosperity is felt by the majority.”
Thanking the contributors, which included the All Progressives Congress and development partners, the President said the frank presentations were an indication that working together, Nigeria could be better.
According to the president, some of the proposals are “address security challenges by working in collaboration with the private sector; fix the power sector by addressing some of the regulatory uncertainties and operational shortcomings of the key players.”