Presidency hailed Buhari‘s administration for breaking a number of bad luck spells since taking office in 2015.
For the first time in its 44-year history, the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) announced a net profit, according to the Presidency.
“Under President Buhari, who doubles as Minister for Petroleum Resources,” said Chief Femi Adesina in a statement. “The oil conglomerate announced a first-ever profit of N287 billion.” Such a thing had never occurred before.
“But that was far from the only major jinx broken during the Buhari administration,” the statement read. ‘They’re everywhere'”
For example, the article stated that the Petroleum Industry Bill would be signed into law in 2021, after nearly two decades of preparation. To reform the 1969 Petroleum Act and other laws and regulations, the bill was introduced.
Since 1993, the “Deep Offshore and Inland Basin (Production Sharing Contracts) Act, 2019” has been amended for the first time since then.
As of 2016, the Buhari administration has cleared more than 6 billion dollars of inherited Cash Call Arrears. As a result, international oil companies have been paid more than 3 billion dollars in arrears.
Buhari has overseen the first successful Marginal Fields Bid Round in nearly two decades.
This is the first time in Nigeria’s history that a government has launched a National Social Investment Program. As of today, it is Africa’s largest social investment program, and it is also one of the world’s largest.
Restoring the federal budget cycle from January to December after more than a decade.”
For the first seven years of its existence, the Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC) did not have an enabling act of the National Assembly, until President Buhari signed the NCDC Act in 2018.
First major overhaul of the Nigerian Police Act since it was first enacted in 1943
(2019) – overhauled the existing Prisons Act, almost 50 years after it was first enacted.
It is the first time in history that the Federal Budgets are accompanied by dedicated and specific reform legislation, to support the implementation of the Federal Budgets.
As of 2019, there is a new bill in the Gulf of Guinea called the Suppression of Piracy and Other Maritime Offenses Bill (SPOMO).
Legislation for the first time addressing the funding of the Police Force: The Police Trust Fund Act of 2019
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There will be an overhaul of CAMA in 2020, after 30 years of inaction.
“The Discrimination Against Persons with Disabilities (Prohibition) Act of 2018 is yet another first in Nigeria.
In 2012, the Treasury Single Account (TSA) was established, and President Buhari expanded it to cover the entire government.
According to the statement, the Itakpe-Warri Rail Line, which was started in 1987, abandoned for decades, and finally completed in 2020, was one of the projects listed.
Ibadan-Lagos Rail Line and Itakpe-Warri Rail Line are among the four standard gauge railway projects that will be completed between 2016 and 2021.
In Nigerian history, President Buhari is the first president to initiate and complete a rail project (Lagos-Ibadan Rail).
In 2008, the NLNG Train 6 project was completed. It has been a success for President Buhari to officially launch the construction of Train 7.
First time since it was built in the late 1970s, the Apapa-Oshodi-Oworonshoki Expressway is being fully reconstructed.”
There were three false starts in the construction of Bodo-Bonny Bridges and Road, but it finally got underway in 2017.
Buhari’s administration started the long-awaited Ogoni Clean-Up.
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For the first time in over 40 years, the Nigerian Navy has acquired a new Landing Ship Tank (LST) this year (2021).
“Under President Buhari, the Nigerian Air Force has made the largest fleet renewal investment in decades, acquiring more than a dozen new aircraft since 2016.
Buhari doing Wonders
“Under President Buhari’s watch, Nigeria’s first full-scale private refinery and first privately financed deep sea port were built.
No modular refineries existed before 2016 in the country. A number of them have been built or are in the process of being built since 2018.
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As of 2018, the NUC licensed and operationalized Delta State’s Maritime University.
Completion of twelve (12) inherited dam projects across the country since 2016: Kashimbila Multipurpose Dam, Taraba; Ogwashi-Uku Multipurpose Dam, Delta; Adada Dam, Enugu; Sulma Earth Dam, Katsina; Gimi Earth Dam, Kaduna; Amla-Otukpo Dam, Benue; Amauzari Earth Dam, Imo; Ibiono-Ibom Earth Dam, Akwa-I (Rehabilitation)
“Completion of three (3) inherited hydropower projects, totaling more than 100MW: Kaduna State’s Gurara Hydropower Project, 30MW, will be completed and concessioned in 2020, as will Taraba’s Kashimbila Hydropower Project, 40MW, and Gombe’s Dadin-Kowa Hydropower Project, 40MW.
Seven (7) inherited irrigation projects and thirty (30) water supply projects have been completed since 2016, including the Central Ogbia Regional Water Supply Project in Bayelsa State, the Northern Ishan Regional Water Supply Project, and the Ojirami Dam Water Supply Scheme and Reticulation Network, both in Edo State; the Sabke, Dutsi, and Mashi Water Supply Project in Katsina State; and the Vo Water Supply Project in Katsina State.