ABUJA (State House Report) – With a growing population and infrastructure deficit, no amount of money is too much to revamp Nigeria’s developmental challenges, President Muhammadu Buhari said recently, in Niamey, Niger Republic.
He explained to the Vice President, Islamic Development Bank (IDB), Dr. Mansur Muhtar, during a bilateral meeting, on the margins of the AU Summit, that Nigeria needs all the support on infrastructure because the oil would not last forever.
President Buhari thanked the IDB for ongoing interventions in agriculture, trade and investment, rural development and food security in Nigeria, noting that the county would appreciate more support in other critical sectors.
Dr. Muhtar commended Nigeria for signing the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) Agreement, saying it was good the country was now on board the trade deal.
While congratulating President Buhari on a successful outing at the AU Summit, the IDB Vice President, pledged the Bank’s continued support to development efforts in the country
He said the President of the IDB would like to visit Nigeria to commission the Bank’s new office, adding that Nigeria is a regional hub for the Islamic Development Bank Group.
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