Nigeria: Buhari to Envoys - Nigeria's Economy Looking Good, We'll Make It Better

President Muhammadu Buhari.
1 November 2018

President Muhammadu Buhari says his administration will continue to implement policies that will make Nigeria's economy, "which is already looking good, better".

The president stated this during an audience with Jesper Kamp, the new Ambassador of the Kingdom of Denmark to Nigeria, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, on Thursday.

According to him, Nigeria welcomes further strengthening of relations with other countries, especially in the areas of agriculture and trade.

The President told the Danish ambassador he was pleased that relations between Nigeria and Denmark had remained strong.

He noted that in the economic sphere there was more work to do.

"The Nigerian economy is looking good and we look forward to making it better," the President told the Danish ambassador after receiving his Letter of Credence.

President Buhari also received Letters of Credence from Waqar Kingravi, the new High Commissioner of Pakistan to Nigeria; Babacar Ndiaye, the new Ambassador of Senegal to Nigeria and Vyacheslav Beskosky, the new Ambassador of Belarus to Nigeria.

He told the envoys that Nigeria valued the existing cordial and friendly relations with their countries.

The president described the long-standing military cooperation between Nigeria and Pakistan as very commendable and beneficial to both countries.

"Given the vast experience of the Pakistani military, your commitment in assisting us to develop our military is commendable," he told the Pakistani High Commissioner:

The Nigerian leader recounted that as a former military officer, several of his colleagues who trained in Pakistan still have very fond memories of the country.

While receiving the Senegalese Ambassador, President Buhari commended President Macky Sall of Senegal for his roles in the progress achieved in the political process in Guinea Bissau.

President Buhari noted that he was aware of the economic progress taking place in Senegal.

He, however, stressed the need for stability in the West African region to ensure rapid socio-economic development, particularly in the key areas of education, health and infrastructure.

"The bigger we are, the bigger the problems, so we must continue to do our best to surmount our challenges in the region," President Buhari, who is also the current Chair of the ECOWAS Authority of Heads of States and Government, told the Senegalese envoy.

In his audience with the Belarus Ambassador, President Buhari harped on the need for improved economic ties, while commending the Eastern European country for accommodating international students from Nigeria in her tertiary institutions.

The president wished the four ambassadors very successful tenures, reiterating Nigeria's commitment to continue to partner with their countries in areas of mutual concerns.

(NAN)

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