The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, has expressed President Muhammadu Buhari’s determination to accelerate economic growth with a view to meeting the needs of Nigerians in his second term in office.
In a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Simon Ebegbulem, on Tuesday, October 22, Oshiomhole said this when a delegation from the Vietnamese Government paid him a courtesy in Abuja.
The delegation was led by His Excellency, Nguyen Hai Ninh. He is the Deputy Chief of Office of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Vietnam.
According to him, the APC-led Federal Government is working hard to revive the textile industry.
“The idea is to work towards taking advantage of comparative advantage in this sector; in order to help provide jobs to the over 200 million of our population,” Oshiomhole said.
He further buttressed the point that Buhari wants to ensure the creation of job opportunities for Nigerians; this, whilst accelerating the growth of the economy.
“It is as a result of this that the APC led administration is fighting corruption vigorously; so that our commonwealth not to be concentrated in the hands of a few, but that of the majority.
“With a population of 200 million, we have the advantage of a huge market; but we also have a huge challenge of ensuring an economic growth that will make those 200 million people comfortable.”
Oshiomhole said that the country had challenges in power supply and security; adding that the President was fighting corruption to preventing few people from taking the wealth meant for the nation.
Oshiomhole commended the Vietnamese Government for backing Nigeria in its bid for the Presidency of the United Nations General Assembly.
He said that the countries would continue to deepen relationships in areas of trade; as well as investment for the benefit of the two countries.
Earlier, Hai Nin said the visit was to establish official relationship between the APC led government and the communist party of Vietnam.
He solicited the assistance of Nigeria in settling the crisis between Vietnam and China over the disputed South China sea, urging Nigeria to insist that the dispute be settled according to the UN established laws.