Buhari renames Abuja national stadium after MKO Abiola

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President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday led Nigerians to celebrate June 12 as the nation’s Democracy Day, renaming the Abuja National Stadium after the presumed winner of the June 12, 1993 presidential election, to mark the event.

This is just as the President who unveiled a 12 points agenda which he intends to pursue in the next four years, hinted of his plans to assemble a “ strong team of Nigerians “ to assist him implement his transformation agenda

Coming seven years after the first attempt by former President Goodluck Jonathan to rename the University of Lagos uNILAG after Abiola, the renaming is seen as Buhari’s attempt at immortalizing Abiola, after the UNILAG renaming was roundly rejected.

The President while unveiling his 12 points agenda for the next four years, promised to assemble “ a strong team of Nigerians, and allies, to implement our transformative plans and proposals.”

“We will see significant focus, resource and, where necessary reform, in tertiary and technical education to reposition Nigeria’s workforce for the modern technological age.
The President promised to accelerate investments in primary, secondary and tertiary healthcare programs, interventions and infrastructure as well as in upgrading of our medical personnel to stem the flight of our best trained people.

On food security, Buhari noted that farmers have made great strides in local production of rice, maize, cassava, poultry, fertilizer, fisheries and sesame, but assured that his administration remain resolute in supporting private sector in emphasizing backward integration and export expansion plans.

One energy, the President said his government is taking steps to harness cleaner and more sustainable sources of electricity, noting that Nigeria export over 2 million tons of cooking gas, while its citizens consume less than half a million tons.

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