Friday, 28 August 2015

Amb Of Turkey, Sudan and Saudi Visit Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday, August 27, received the ambassadors of Saudi Arabia to Nigeria, Fahad Sefyan, Turkey, Hakan Cakil, and Sudan, Ibrahim Bushra Mohammed at the presidential villa, Abuja.

The president said his administration would closely work with other countries facing the challenge of falling oil prices, saying: “As oil exporting countries facing similar challenges due to the down turn in the international price of crude oil, we should be working closer together.”

According to Buhari, his administration was committed developing other non-oil sectors in the country and also diversifying the nation’s economy, NAN reports.

He explained that Nigeria had been depending on oil as its major source of revenue at the expense of agriculture and the non-oil sector.

President Buhari gave the assurance that all pending agreements on trade and economic relations with other countries would be speedily concluded and signed by the federal government.

Buhari applauded Saudi Arabia, Turkey and Sudan for their cooperation with Nigeria in the war against terrorism.

Buhari applauded Saudi Arabia, Turkey and Sudan for their cooperation with Nigeria in the war against terrorism, adding that the war against terrorism could only be won with greater and more effective international collaboration.

In response, the new ambassadors pledged to work very hard boost trade and economic relations between Nigeria and their respective countries.

Two days ago, the Indian High Commissioner to Nigeria, Amb. Rangaian Ghanashyam had commended Buhari on his ongoing effort at fighting corruption, saying it would attract more foreign investments.

Earlier, Ban Ki-Moon, the United Nations secretary general had praised Buhari for vowing to tackle disparity and corruption, advising the administration against marginalising the citizens.

Buhari later hosted a state dinner for the Ban Ki Moon at the Presidential Villa.