Chris Steven, Abuja
Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo has promised a major turnaround for Nigeria in the next 12 to 18 months.
He said the private sector must partner with the Federal Government and help upscale the nation’s economy if the desire to come out the recession soon must be achieved.
The Acting President made the call on Tuesday at the fourth Presidential Quarterly Business Forum at the State House in Abuja.
Addressing private sector stakeholders at the forum, he stressed the need for Nigeria to make progress despite obvious budgetary constraints.
On her part, Kemi Adeosun, Minister of Finance said mobilising revenue through tax collection to fund the budget was crucial because the nation could no longer afford to borrow.
She challenged the private sector to take advantage of the Voluntary Assets and Income Declaration Scheme offered by the government and do the right thing to curb leakages in the system.