Abuja, Oct. 1, 2012 (NAN) The Minister of State for FCT, Ms Olajumoke Akinjide, has urged Nigerians and residents of the FCT to remain committed to the unity and progress of the nation.
This is contained in a statement issued on Monday in Abuja by Mr Oluyinka Akintunde, the Special Assistant (Media & Publicity) to the Minister of State for FCT as the country celebrates its 52nd Independence Day.
The statement quoted Akinjide as saying that the last 13 years of unbroken democracy in the country had given Nigerians fresh hope for a flourishing and prosperous future.
"The transformation agenda of the present administration is on right track and will guarantee Nigeria’s future and prosperity," she said.
She said that the government was committed to the transformation agenda with the implementation of new initiatives including the Subsidy Reinvestment and Empowerment Programme (SURE-P) and Youth Enterprises with Innovation in Nigeria (YOUWIN).
"The SURE-P and YOUWIN programmes are aimed at creating jobs and executing projects that will improve the lives of Nigerians.
"There has been noticeable improvement in the areas of power, agricultural development and other sectors of the economy.
"The present administration at the national and FCT levels remain committed to executing projects that will positively impact on the lives of Nigerians.
"Government is deploying financial resources in a manner that will guarantee sustainable prosperity for the country," she said.
Akinjide enjoined Nigerians to renew their faith in the country and to remain fervent in their prayers for the leaders of the nation and the FCT.