President Muhammadu Buhari has assured the visiting President of the African Develpoment Bank, Dr Akinwumi Adesina that Nigeria has the people and the resources to overcome the present economic challenges. The President made this known today in Abuja when the ADB boss visited him at the state house Abuja.
President Buhari said: “God has given us people and resources. It will take hard work on our part, but we will make it. We will get out of our problems. We are determined to produce what we eat, and stop importation. We will also chase those who stole, and get them to refund.”
The country the President assured the visiting ADB boss appreciates the assistance of the regional body while assuring Nigerian-born Adesina, who was the immediate past Minister of Agriculture, that “we will not let you down. Your country won’t disappoint you.”
Dr Adesina thanked President Buhari for Nigeria’s support when he ran for ADB presidencyand congratulated President Buhari for successes recorded in securing the country, particularly in the North East, noting that “there can be no development without adequate security.” He described recent economic decisions taken in the country as “bold, tough, uncomfortable, but right,” adding that Nigeria would reap the dividends in the short and long run.
“You can count on the ADB as a true friend of Nigeria. You should support massive investment in infrastructure, and we are here to also support. Closing the infrastructure deficit will enable growth, and create employment. Nigeria is too big to fail,” Adesina said.