Re­cently at the UNGA71 event, Pres­i­dent Buhari ac­knowl­edged Nige­ria as a coun­try that has been ad­versely af­fected by the global eco­nomic down­turn, but how­ever, he voiced his de­ter­mi­na­tion to em­bark on a wide range of re­forms in ef­forts to di­ver­sify the econ­omy and shift em­pha­sis to min­ing, agri­cul­ture, in­dus­tri­al­iza­tion, in­fra­struc­ture devel­op­ment and the cre­ation of en­abling en­vi­ron­ment for For­eign Direct In­vest­ment and cre­ation of more jobs. His strate­gic ob­jec­tive is to stim­u­late the econ­omy, re­store growth and ac­cel­er­ate re­cov­ery. In do­ing this, the Pres­i­dent is tak­ing mea­sures to re­duce the cost of gover­nance and in­crease ex­pen­di­ture on in­fra­struc­ture and en­sure en­vi­ron­men­tal best prac­tices. Mr. Pres­i­dent fur­ther said Nige­ria in fight­ing cor­rup­tion re­mains a car­di­nal pil­lar for our ad­min­is­tra­tion and is pleased that the ef­forts are yield­ing pos­i­tive re­sults in­clud­ing the sig­nif­i­cant stolen as­sets re­cov­er­ies. Nige­ria con­tin­ues to ad­vo­cate for the fa­cil­i­ta­tion of this process. In­deed, the speedy and un­con­di­tional re­turn of stolen pub­lic as­sets should be the fo­cus of the fol­lowup anti-cor­rup­tion con­fer­ence to be hosted by the US and UK in Wash­ing­ton next year.

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FirSt LAdY oF nige­riA, AiShA muhAm­mAdu buhAri nige­riA PreS­i­dent muhAm­mAdu buhAri with un SeC.-gen., bAn ki moon uS PreS­i­dent bArACk obAmA

AminA mohAmmed For­eSt Steven whi­tAker

PreS­i­dent buhAri SPeAkS At ungA71

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