President Buhari has departed New York for Nigeria
– The has been away from Nigeria attending the 74th United Nations General Assembly (UNGA74)
– Buhari at the event made strong case in support of his administration’s policies
After attending the 74th United Nations General Assembly (UNGA74), President Muhammadu Buhari has on Friday, September 27, departed New York for Nigeria.
Daily Trust reports that President Buhari shortly before he left New York met with Delegation from SNC Super Tolcano as well as Nigerian Youth Climate activists in New York.
Recall that Buhari also met President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa of Portugal, and explained why Nigeria was investing heavily on infrastructure development.
The president, in a statement by his spokesman, Femi Adesina, in Abuja, said no country would develop without investments and infrastructure.
“We are a large country, with vast population and poor infrastructure. But we need people to come and invest, that’s why we are focusing on roads, rail, power, airports, and many others. Without infrastructure, investment would be slow,” he said.
He thanked Portugal for its “steadfast support” to Nigeria on many fronts, adding that “concern about global issues is genetic for Portugal.”
Buhari said the Sahel was awash with illegal small arms, exacerbating the security situation in the North East of Nigeria, but added that government was doing a lot to bring things under control.
On security in the Gulf of Guinea, he solicited for the support of Portugal, saying most of the stolen crude oil from Nigeria and other countries pass through the region.