50 VISIBLE Progress Nigeria Has Made Since May 29, 2015

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    PIC.6. PRESIDENT MUHAMMADU BUHARI ACKNOWLEDGING CHEERS DURING HIS INAUGURATION IN ABUJA ON FTIDAY(29/5/15). 2819/29/5/2015/CH/NAN
    PIC.6. PRESIDENT MUHAMMADU BUHARI ACKNOWLEDGING CHEERS DURING HIS INAUGURATION IN ABUJA ON FTIDAY(29/5/15). 2819/29/5/2015/CH/NAN
    PIC.6. PRESIDENT MUHAMMADU BUHARI ACKNOWLEDGING CHEERS DURING HIS INAUGURATION IN ABUJA ON FRIDAY(29/5/15).

    Here are 50 VISIBLE actions since May 29, 2015. These actions clearly prove the fact that Nigeria is on a path of change. What is significant about most of these acts is that they are mostly acts of recovery and corrective measures. This means the nation is clearly changing course from a downward slide to upward growth.

    These are VISIBLE acts. Behind these are hundreds of other behind the scene actions which the public eye does not see and whose results are not yet evident.

    1. Implementation of UNEP report on Ogoniland
    2. NNPC reforms
    3. Revamp of the Niger Delta amnesty program through proper verification of beneficiaries and payment of funds.
    4. Enforcement of fuel price at Naira 87 in most places through DPR
    5. Gradual stabilization of fuel supply
    6. Ban on fraudulent foreign vessels lifting oil
    7. Stream line of local oil importers to check corruption.
    8. National carrier relaunch project
    9. Alignment of biometric databases
    10. Reduction of police allocation to VIP’s
    11. Restriction of family from use of presidential jets
    12. Rejection of new official cars worth 400 million naira
    13. Abolishment of office of first lady
    14. Presidential salary cut by 50%
    15. Appointment of quality persons in key roles
    16. Appointments of persons from perceived opposition States
    17. Rehabilitation of IDP’s
    18. Meeting with Bring Back Our Girls campaign group
    19. Mobilization of Neighboring countries to fight Boko Haram
    20. Reverse of sack/ conviction of 2500 soldiers
    21. Relocation of military command to Borno state
    22. Equipping and morale boosting of military to fight Boko Haram
    23. Revamp of Nigeria local arms manufacture
    24. Audit of military arms procurement since 2007
    25. Dismantling of unnecessary police checkpoints
    26. Police reform processes
    27. Single treasury account
    28. Increased monthly allocation to States despite oil price fall
    29. Increase in excess crude account by 200 million naira
    30. Increase in foreign reserves by over 2 billion dollars
    31. Conversion of State debts to bonds
    32. Plugging revenue leaks and loopholes
    33. Increased transparency through regular presentation of Federation accounts
    34. Audit of federal agencies and parastatals by KPMG and co
    35. Meetings with Nigerian diaspora groups in South Africa, Niger, USA, etc.
    36. Reset of relationships with USA one of the Nigeria’s main trading partners
    37. High level international shuttle diplomacy
    38. Mediation in Guinea Bissau crises
    39. Enhancement of power generation through payments to gas suppliers, etc.
    40. Audit of electricity companies
    41. Saving funds by ending pilgrimage sponsorships
    42. Audience and interaction with media
    43. Establishment of new level of process and procedure in corridors of power e.g. well planned schedules at Aso Rock (based on Dele Momodu’s reports)
    44. Bringing back a culture of proper planning and thorough process.
    45. Demonstration of commitment to anti-corruption war- restoration of focus on non-corrupt public officers.
    46. Constitution of anti-corruption advisory committee
    47. Revamped and active EFCC and ICPC
    48. Timely funding of Nigeria Sports commission in preparation for All Africa Games
    49. Operation of open door policy where both allies and perceived opponents are given access
    50. Encouragement of new culture of accountability in Army (e.g. formal apology from Army to Benue Governor for soldiers indiscipline and GOC in Lagos order to soldiers against harassment of danfo(bus) drivers)

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