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LAGOS Cheap Men's Nike Air Max 97 KPU Shoes Light Grey , May 29 (Xinhua) -- Nigeria's economy is no longer helplessly dependent on the price of crude oil, said the country's Acting President Yemi Osinbajo on Monday.

 

Osinbajo, in a nationwide broadcast to commemorate the second anniversary of President Muhammadu Buhari's administration, acknowledged that the economy had proven to be the biggest challenge of all since 2015.

 

"Let me first express just how concerned we have been since this administration took office, about the impact of the economic difficulties on our citizens," he said.

 

He told the nation that some companies shut down their operations Cheap Men's Nike Air Max 97 2017 Retro Shoes Army Green , others downsized, people lost jobs and had to endure rising food prices.

 

"We have been extremely mindful of the many sacrifices that you have had to make over the last few years," he said.

 

Osinbajo however assured Nigerians that the government had passed the difficult phase of its program, urging them not to despair but to look ahead.

 

"I firmly believe that we have put the most difficult phase behind us; and we are witnesses to the ever-increasing intensity of the light at the end of the tunnel," he added.

 

Osinbajo said the administration's work on the economic front has been targeted at a combination of short-term interventions to cushion the pain, as well as medium to long term efforts aimed at rebuilding an economy.

 

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Osinbajo revealed that the government had also begun the laying of a framework for its Social Intervention Program, which he described as "the most ambitious in the history of the country.

 

TARGETING YOUTHS

 

Osinbajo reaffirmed that policies and programs of the present administration were deliberately targeted at the youth population in the country.

 

The acting president said Nigeria was a nation of young people, and that the government would ensure that its policies and programs reflected that.

 

"Several of our initiatives are targeted at our young people, who make up most of our population," he added.

 

He said the scheme was to resolve the financing bottlenecks that had until now constrained the operations of gas suppliers and generation companies in the energy sector.

 

He assured that the nation would soon begin to see the positive impact of the steps already taken.

 

SECURITY

 

Osinbajo attributed successes by the military against the Boko Haram insurgency to the restoration of cordial relations with Nigeria's neighbors Cheap Nike Air Max 97 OG Undefeated Shoes Militia Green , including Chad, Cameroon and Niger.

 

He said in addition to mending broken relations with the country's allies, the Buhari administration had also revitalized the regional Multi-national Joint Task Force, by providing the required funding and leadership.

 

He added that the terrorist group, which openly challenged the sovereignty and continued existence of Nigeria through killing, maiming Cheap Nike Air Max 97 Undefeated White Shoes , and abduction, causing massive displacement, had now been routed.

 

DIVERTED FUNDS

 

The acting president said that accounting for the funds had become imperative in view of the determination of the government to bring persons accused of corruption to justice.

 

According to him, funds appropriated to build roads, railway lines, power plants Cheap Nike Air Max 97 Undefeated Black Shoes , and to equip the military, that have been stolen or diverted into private pockets, must be retrieved and the culprits brought to justice.

 

He stated that the government had also started re-equipping the prosecution teams, and that part of the expected judicial reforms was to dedicate some specific courts to the trial of corruption cases.

 

The acting president disclosed that the All Progressives Congress-led Federal Government was also institutionalizing safeguards and deterrents in the process.

 

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During a panel discussion on Thursday, representatives fromthese five countries shared their views on heritage tourism,community-based tourism, city tourism and food tourism.

 

They emphasized the importance of food tourism as many localfood in the region such as Pad Thai of Thailand, Larb of bothThailand and Laos, Bun Cha of Vietnam have gained popularity amonginternational tourists.

 

"I think the food Cheap Men's Nike Air Max 2018.5 Shoes Black Gold , in terms of tourism, is not a by-productanymore, it is also a very new tourism sector." said Thairepresentative Chattan Kunjara Na Ayudhya, deputy governor ofTourism Authority of Thailand.

 

"Food is a primary attraction for tourists, so I think this isan exciting time for food tourism," Chattan added.

 

Vu Nam Cheap Men's Nike Air Max 2018.5 Shoes Red Black , deputy director general of Tourism Marketing Departmentof Vietnam National Administration of Tourism, said some foods inthese five countries share similarities and they can work togetheron promoting these foods.

 

The representatives from the five countries also introducedtheir countries' attractions to participants of the event andencouraged tourists to explore self-driving cross-border tourismroutes, such as the route starting from Thailand's Chiang Mai toLaos's Luang Prabang, Vang Vieng and Vientiane and back toThailand's Nong Khai. Enditem

 

UNITED NATIONS, Jan. 11 (Xinhua) -- UN Secretary-General Ban Ki- moon on Sunday welcomed the march in Paris in memory of the victims of the terrorist attacks, and in solidarity with the victims of terrorism across the world.

 

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