From left: Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Chief Audu Ogbeh; Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Okechukwu Enelamah; Minister of Budget and National Planning , Udoma Udo Udoma; and Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed.    Photo: dumaila Ibrahim/HB/BJO/NAN/file

The Federal Government says it would sustain the country’s economic growth by aggressively implementing the Economic Recovery and Growth Plan.

Minister of Budget and National Planning, Udoma Udo Udoma, said this in a statement.

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He was reacting to the Second Quarter Gross Domestic Product (GDP) report released on Tuesday by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), which showed that Nigeria had exited recession.

According to him, the government would require the cooperation of all Nigerians to enhance the recovery rate and ensure the achievement of the objectives of the ERGP.

The minister noted that two major objectives were in focus when the ERGP was launched by the president early this year (2017) – to get the economy out of recession and then put it on the path of sustained inclusive and diversified growth.

He said the government would also work on improving the ease of doing business to attract more investments.

He, however, said the recovery of the economy from recession was an indication that various policies of government towards reflating the economy as set out in the ERGP are yielding results.

”We are happy that people are beginning to see the results of the efforts we have been putting through in the last two years to get the economy back on track,” he added.