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Buhari celebrates his one year anniversary on his second term

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Muhammadu Buhari’s government is celebrating it’s one year anniversary of after his re-election in 2019.

Despite numerous challenges that have swept the country in recent years, the Buhari government has achieved some success.

However, many, including the opposition, feel that the administration of president Buhari have not achieved much because of the numerous problems facing the country such as insecurity and economic hardship.

We have included some of the achievements of the government in a statement issued to celebrate the one year anniversary of his second term of office.

Utilities

Major railway projects inherited from the previous government include Abuja Metro Rail and Abuja to Kaduna and the 327-kilometer railway line from Itakpe to Ajaokuta to Warri, which is expected to be completed this year.

The Nigerian Investment Management Board in March invested $ 11m to set up a modern cancer center at the University of Lagos Teaching Hospital and commence operations in 2019.

Work on outpatient clinics is ongoing at Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital and the Umuahia Federal Health Center at a cost of $ 5m.

Construction of the new stations at Kano and Lagos airports is set to be completed by this year.

Security

Nigerian security agencies have made significant strides across the country through security programs such as Operation Whirl Stroke in the North Zone and Operation Swift Response in border areas.

New military bases and air bases are rapidly gaining traction in the Diplomatic Corps.

The deployment of special forces to other areas of the country.

The Buhari government says the increased spending on arms and ammunition could be boosted by agreements with the development of military services by governments of the United States, China, Russia, Pakistan and others.

He said it helped remove the costly contract structure.

He also said that in April 2020, the first batch of 17 military vehicles consisting of tanks and artillery arrived from China to fight Boko Haram.

He also mentioned that during the five years of President Buhari’s rule, the Nigerian Air Force has bought 22 new jets and expects to receive another 16, including 12 Super Tucano units purchased from the US government and will be deployed in 2021.

President Buhari also revived the Ministry of internal affairs last year to implement plans and develop and improve internal security in Nigeria.

Meanwhile, President Buhari has agreed to recruit 10,000 new police officers every year.

The president also signed a resolution that became law in 2019 to establish a trust fund for the police force that would significantly improve funding for police operations.

Muhammad Buhari also agreed to implement the new salary package for the military and police.

There was another re-enactment of the Chadian Joint Task Force (CJTF) in the fight against Boko Haram insurgency.

Adam Abubakar is a renowned writer and poet. He Specializes in Writing Political News. He worked for five years as a writer and editor at the national news magazine.

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