|President Muhammadu Buhari|
President Muhammadu Buhari Monday in Abuja said the Federal Government is working assiduously to ameliorate the challenges faced by the Nigerian economy within a short period by understudying the experiences of countries like Iran who thrived in adversity.
“The progress made by Iran within a short period of 30 years is really commendable. Within the period, you have been able to harness gas flaring, and you are now exporting. You have recorded strides in security, manufacturing, agriculture and technology.
“You have also achieved a lot in nuclear research. I must also congratulate you for successfully negotiating with America and the European countries on the development of your nuclear energy,” he said.
“In Nigeria, we are learning. We are learning the hard way through hardship, and we are learning very quickly on how to explore other sectors of the economy like gas, solid minerals and agriculture for growth.ADVERTISEMENT
“We are grateful for your support and cooperation in opening up the Nigerian economy for diversification,” President Buhari told the envoy.ADVERTISEMENTADVERTISEMENT
“We are very keen to see a better and stronger relationship with Nigeria, which is the largest country.