The Muslim Congress, TMC, has congratulated President Muhammad Buhari on his swearing-in today as the next President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria for another four years.
The Congress, through the release signed by its national president, Dr. Luqman AbdurRaheem however gave eight-point recommendations for socio-economic and political consolidations and sustainability.
Dr AbdurRaheem expressed optimism that, ” giving the abundant human and material resources in Nigeria, the 8-Point recommendations proposed hereunder are realizable and achievable”.
The recommendations, according to him are agricultural intensification and expansion for export, adequate electricity and electrification, spiritual and intellectual dimensions to insecurity and technological innovation hubs support. Others include need to revamp the National Orientation Agency, NOA, intensify war against cyber-crime and child trafficking, affordable healthcare and education and, curtailing Zamfara State Banditry and Others.
The release noted that Buhari’s administration in the past three years has been able to sustain deep Agricultural policies that have led to stable food supplies in terms of prices and availability, adding that, more needs to be done in the areas of transport networks, storage and export.
It said, ” the value addition created from the chain will significantly improve from good rail and water transportation, creation of food storage facilities, thereby leading to increasing potential for more exports, after local demands have been met. Specialized banks, such as Agricultural export banks to complement the efforts of the BOI and XEMIN need to be established for foreign exchange earnings”.
On Zamfara killings, the Congress proposes that a special security fund for Zamfara be created to provide state of the art gadgets and equipment for the state to combat banditry. The same proactive measure should be extended to other states where cattle rustling and banditry are pronounced.
To revamp the National Orientation Agency, TMC suggests that the Pulpit should be given the attention it deserves, and must not be underestimated in Nigeria as thousands of imams relate with millions of worshipers/congregations on a regular basis.
” We wish to strongly suggest that there should be a department in the NOA that is responsible for how the messages of the Government can be reliably transmitted through the Pulpits. We suggest that a “Nigeria First” Project/Slogan, through the Pulpit, can further cement the spirit of Nationhood, sacrifice and citizenship in Nigeria”, it concluded.