The FCT Minister, Malam Muhammad Musa Bello, CON, has reiterated the desire of President Muhammadu Buhari to bequeath a free, fair, credible and transparent elections Nigeria.

Malam Bello who spoke at the 14th edition of the Leadership Annual Conference and Awards held on Tuesday, January 31, 2023 at the International Conference Centre, Abuja said government has over the last seven years repositioned the Nigerian economy and put it firmly on the path of growth and economic sustainability outside of the oil and gas sector.

 This action, he said, placed the Nigerian economy on the path of growth and recovery which a free, fair and credible election would sustain.

Speaking on the theme for the event, “Credible Elections and an Economy in Transit”, Malam Bello described it as timely, given that the upcoming 2023 general elections could be considered as the, “the most important leadership recruitment decisions to confront Nigerians in recent times.” He added that, “His Excellency, President Muhammadu Buhari has insisted on bequeathing to Nigeria a free, fair, credible and transparent election”.

 While commending the awardees for their deserving recognition, the Minister particularly appreciated the efforts of the Chairman of Afreximbank, Dr Benedict Oramah – one of the award recipients – especially in the development of the health sector in the FCT.