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General News of Thursday, 11 November 2021


'We are committed to infrastructure renaissance' - Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari President Muhammadu Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday, November 11 in France, met with the President of Islamic Development Bank, Dr Mohammed Al-Jasser.

Buhari explained why his administration was committed to an infrastructure renaissance for Nigeria.

Buhari said, “We are struggling very hard on infrastructure because there can’t be sustainable development without it.

“Considering the vastness of our country, we need roads, rail, power, airports, housing, and that is what we have engaged ourselves with in the past six years. And our people are seeing the new developments.

“Relative to the resources available to us, we have not done badly. When infrastructure is in place, our people can look after themselves.”

The president thanked the IDB for its help so far, saying “what we are so dependent on (crude oil) has lost a lot of energy.

“It is coming back gradually, and we are breathing a bit more with some confidence. But we expect greater cooperation from you”.

In his remarks, Al-Jasser said, “I am impressed by your policies on infrastructure, which will give opportunities to youths, and encourage the private sector.

“Nigeria is a pivotal country to us, and it deserves all the help it can get."

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