It’s like starting all over on economy — Buhari
President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed regret that the country took things for granted when it had so much money and was now like starting all over again on the economy.
He spoke at the Aso Rock Presidential Villa in Abuja yesterday while receiving Ambassador Nasser Bourita, a special envoy of King Mohammed VI of Morocco, who is also the country’s Minister Delegate for Foreign Affairs and Cooperation.
“For us in Nigeria, it is like starting all over again. There was a time we had so much money and took things for granted. But with the fall in the international price of oil, we are now managing,” Buhari said.
According to the president, Nigeria is in a hurry to see projects take off in the agricultural sector in order to enhance food security and create jobs for teeming unemployed youths.
He welcomed the plan by Morocco to establish a fertiliser plant in Nigeria which would serve the country and the entire West Africa.
In his remarks, Bourita said his country had developed a strategy to deal with religious extremism, and had largely been successful in fighting terrorism.
From right: President Muhammadu Buhari; Delegate to the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, and Moroccan Special Envoy Nasser Bourita, and Director Yassine Mansouri during an audience with the President at the State House Abuja yesterday.