It's Like We're Starting All Over Again - President Buhari Speaks on Nigeria's Current Situation
R-L: President Muhammadu Buhari, Delegate to the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, and Moroccan Special Envoy. H.E. Nasser Bourita, Director Yassine Mansouri and Morrocan Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr Mosidfa Bouh at the State House in Abuja. JULY 14, 2016.
Speaking while he recieved Nasser Bourita, a special envoy of King Mohammed VI of Morocco, at the presidential villa, Abuja today, President Muhammadu Buhari disclosed that the situation in the country makes it appear as though Nigeria is starting all over again.
The presidential spokesman, Femi Adesina, quoted Buhari as saying, “For us in Nigeria, it is like starting all over again. There was a time we had so much money and took things for granted. But with the fall in the international price of oil, we are now managing,” he said.
The president who said there was a time in the history of the country when there was so much money but successive governments took things for granted, added that he was in a hurry to see projects take off in the agricultural sector to enhance food security and create jobs for teeming unemployed youths.
He welcomed the plan by Morocco to establish a fertilizer plant in Nigeria, which would not only serve the country, but the entire West African sub-region as well as developing strategy to deal with religious extremism.