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Buhari’s Major Achievement Is A Loud Noise On The Fight Against Corruption

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Nigeria News takes a look at the expectations of Nigerians as the country joins the rest of the world for a cross over night to 2019.

As Nigerians join the rest of the world to mark the cross over night to 2019, what has occupied the minds of many is about the general elections that will take place in early months of the year.

The 2019 poll is a major event that will redefine the political and economic stands of the country. Notwithstanding the 2019 appropriation Bill before the National Assembly, what matters most is the man that will sign it into law.

Nigerians will choose between President Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressives Congress and former Vice President Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party. Any of these two will sign the budget proposal into law and go ahead to implement it.

President Muhammadu Buhari presented a budget proposal of N8.3 trillion with the expectation that he will sign it into law if voted in for second term.

Senate President, Bukola Saraki and Speaker, House of Representatives who chaired the joint NASS session are in opposition party at present with their political future looking gradually becoming unwelcoming.

The 2019 budget is planned by the All Progressives Congress led- government mostly to augment the infrastructural deficit in the country.

Buhari’s major achievement in the last three and a half years is a loud noise on the fight against corruption, which has failed to improve the economy. The cost of doing business is higher than it was in 2015, in spite of the fight against corruption.

Speaking to our correspondent, a Lagos resident, Mr Dayo Aiyeyemi expects the Federal Government to increase the minimum wage of civil servants to N45, 000.

At present, the minimum wage is N18, 000 and all efforts by the Nigeria Labour Congress to persuade the government to increase it to at least N30, 000 has been futile.

Aiyeyemi who works with the Federal Inland Revenue Service said that he would only vote for the political party that is ready to implement the tripartite committee recommendation of N30, 000 minimum wage.

According to him, if Buhari’s government is truly working for the masses let it increase the workers’ wages. “I learnt that the proposed budget does not even address the minimum wage,” he said.

In her response, one Mrs Akande Dahunsi who works in a private school says, she expects a drop in the price of petrol and gas.

Dahunsi lamented that she spends too much on petrol to power her generator and run the car. “We suffer a lot under this government. The gas that we filled at N500 in 2015 is now N1000.”

My expectation from government is a quick resolution with the Academic Staff Union of Universities, Master Biola Hassan said.

He is a 300 level student of Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ogun State but on a compulsory holiday due to ASUU strike.

Hassan said, “This government is insensitive and it is because those who rule us do not have their children schooling in Nigeria. That is why the government can do nothing to address the plight of our lecturers.”

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