50 VISIBLE Progress Nigeria Has Made Since May 29, 2015

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Here are 50 VISIBLE actions since May 29, 2015. These actions clearly prove the fact that Nigeria is on a path of change. What is significant about most of these acts is that they are mostly acts of recovery and corrective measures. This means the nation is clearly changing course from a downward slide to upward growth.

These are VISIBLE acts. Behind these are hundreds of other behind the scene actions which the public eye does not see and whose results are not yet evident.

  1. Implementation of UNEP report on Ogoniland
  2. NNPC reforms
  3. Revamp of the Niger Delta amnesty program through proper verification of beneficiaries and payment of funds.
  4. Enforcement of fuel price at Naira 87 in most places through DPR
  5. Gradual stabilization of fuel supply
  6. Ban on fraudulent foreign vessels lifting oil
  7. Stream line of local oil importers to check corruption.
  8. National carrier relaunch project
  9. Alignment of biometric databases
  10. Reduction of police allocation to VIP’s
  11. Restriction of family from use of presidential jets
  12. Rejection of new official cars worth 400 million naira
  13. Abolishment of office of first lady
  14. Presidential salary cut by 50%
  15. Appointment of quality persons in key roles
  16. Appointments of persons from perceived opposition States
  17. Rehabilitation of IDP’s
  18. Meeting with Bring Back Our Girls campaign group
  19. Mobilization of Neighboring countries to fight Boko Haram
  20. Reverse of sack/ conviction of 2500 soldiers
  21. Relocation of military command to Borno state
  22. Equipping and morale boosting of military to fight Boko Haram
  23. Revamp of Nigeria local arms manufacture
  24. Audit of military arms procurement since 2007
  25. Dismantling of unnecessary police checkpoints
  26. Police reform processes
  27. Single treasury account
  28. Increased monthly allocation to States despite oil price fall
  29. Increase in excess crude account by 200 million naira
  30. Increase in foreign reserves by over 2 billion dollars
  31. Conversion of State debts to bonds
  32. Plugging revenue leaks and loopholes
  33. Increased transparency through regular presentation of Federation accounts
  34. Audit of federal agencies and parastatals by KPMG and co
  35. Meetings with Nigerian diaspora groups in South Africa, Niger, USA, etc.
  36. Reset of relationships with USA one of the Nigeria’s main trading partners
  37. High level international shuttle diplomacy
  38. Mediation in Guinea Bissau crises
  39. Enhancement of power generation through payments to gas suppliers, etc.
  40. Audit of electricity companies
  41. Saving funds by ending pilgrimage sponsorships
  42. Audience and interaction with media
  43. Establishment of new level of process and procedure in corridors of power e.g. well planned schedules at Aso Rock (based on Dele Momodu’s reports)
  44. Bringing back a culture of proper planning and thorough process.
  45. Demonstration of commitment to anti-corruption war- restoration of focus on non-corrupt public officers.
  46. Constitution of anti-corruption advisory committee
  47. Revamped and active EFCC and ICPC
  48. Timely funding of Nigeria Sports commission in preparation for All Africa Games
  49. Operation of open door policy where both allies and perceived opponents are given access
  50. Encouragement of new culture of accountability in Army (e.g. formal apology from Army to Benue Governor for soldiers indiscipline and GOC in Lagos order to soldiers against harassment of danfo(bus) drivers)
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