Nigeria’s President-elect, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari, has said that the incoming administration would appoint knowledgeable and experienced technocrats who would study handing over notes by outgoing ministers and make necessary recommendations for government to work on.
Buhari stated this on Saturday in Daura, Katsina State, while fielding questions from newsmen after casting his vote in the Governorship and House of Assembly elections in his home town.
He said: “The incoming administration would appoint knowledgeable and experienced technocrats who would study handing over notes by ministries and make necessary recommendations.’’
The president-elect also said that his government would do more to revive the ailing education system in the country.
“Our education system has virtually collapsed; Nigerians voted APC.
“We are going to do something drastic on education because improving educational system will solve much of our problems,’’ he said.
Buhari further said that his administration would also give priority to capital expenditure in its budget as part of efforts to develop the country.
This, according to him, is because of the relevance of infrastructure in the development of a country, adding that this would assist the nation to realise its dream of being among the developed economies in the world.
“Over 90 per cent of Nigeria’s budget is devoted to recurrent expenditure, so there must be much money available for capital expenditure to provide more infrastructural facilities in our industries that will attract investments and develop the country,’’ he siad.
The President-elect said that infrastructural development would also go a long way in creating job opportunities for the estimated 60 per cent unemployed youth in the country.