By Stanley Onyekwere
The Surgical/Medical, Laboratory, Allied and Scientific Equipment Dealers and Manufactures Association of Nigeria, (SMASEDMAN) has thrown its weight behind President Muhammadu Buhari’s second term in office.
The group noted with concern that President Muhammadu Buhari deserves a second term in office in view of the remarkable success achieved in the socio-economic development of the country, especially in the fight against corruption.
This position was contained in a communiqué jointly issued by the National President and Secretary of the group, Chief Nwokeafor Worthyman and Alhaji Mohammed Idris respectively at the end of its Annual General Meeting (AGM) held in Abuja.
The communiqué reads in part: “All the registered members of the association should support the present administration of APC and President Muhammadu Buhari in the 2019 forth coming general elections.
“A call should be made on all patriotic Nigerian at home and in the diaspora to also support President Muhammadu Buhari, come 2019.
“That President Muhammadu Buhari deserves a second term in office in view of the remarkable success achieved in the Socio-economic development of the country, viz: – Fight against corruption.”
The group maintained that President Buhari’s administration has witnessed improved security especially Boko Haram insurgency, education, agriculture, healthcare delivery supported by adequate funding through the basic healthcare provision fund to the tune of N55.1 billion among others.
The communiqué also stressed that in order to complete some of the ongoing projects and consolidate the gains so far achieved for the good of the entire Nigerian citizens, a second term in office becomes very necessary, come 2019.
It could be recalled tha the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Association was convened in compliance with the relevant clause in the Articles of Association as provided by Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC).
Various members from across the country attended the meeting in order to receive the annual reports/accounts, deliberate on matters arising, including the political developments in the country as well as the overall progress of the Association.