‘Buhari Is On Right Track, But Wasting Time’
AS President Muhammadu Buhari clocked 100 days in office yesterday, the Vice President of Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN), Eastern Zone; Mrs. Emelia Akpan said it is obvious that the President is taking his time to avoid mistakes.
He stressed however that everyone in the country is waiting in earnest for positive results, adding the manufacturing industry is panicking due to government’s delay to act.
Akpan said: “There is a need to create a viable opportunities and improve the monetary policies to create jobs. We are yet to see these actions put in place. “The President is on the right track, but there is need to speed up; there is need to fast track what is going on in the industry. “I think the industry is presently comatose. Those inside are just trying to survive.
No money to buy foreign exchange, a lot of us have shut down, but we believe that with time, this administration will revive the industry.” She, however, commended the government on its effort to sanitise the sale of diesel and improvement on electricity supply, saying the move would go along way to enhance business.
She also argued that serious attention need to be paid to the education sector, noting Nigeria couldn’t achieve anything without quality education.
He pointed out that the President’s focus is on anti-corruption, which he said appears not to be coordinated. Peterside said: “We are yet to see a coordinated action against the fight of corruption. The fight is not holistic; is like it is targeted on some category of people.