The President of Nigeria Muhammadu Buhari has expressed gratitude toward UK Prime Minister, Theresa May for the exertion of the British government towards the preparation of the Nigerian Army in the battle against Boko Haram guerillas. Buhari on Monday held a respective meeting with UK Prime Minister, Theresa May at 10, Downing Street, London.
The President told the Prime Minister that, “We battled on three noteworthy issues; to secure the nation, restore the economy and battle corruption.
“We have elections next year, government officials are as of now distracted with the polls, however I am disturbed more about security and the economy,” he pushed.
Reviewing that Nigeria and Britain have a long history of collaboration on a few fronts, President Buhari expressed: “Individuals should know how they arrived where they are, whether they would push ahead. It was a mix up for us to have halted the educating of history as a subject in schools, yet we are returning it to the curriculums now.
He praised British organizations “who have remained with Nigeria through various challenges. Notwithstanding when we battled a Civil War, they never left.
“Be that as it may, similar to Oliver Twist, we request more investments. We are urging more British organizations to come to Nigeria. We welcome the help you have given in training and preparing our military, especially in the war against rebellion, yet we need to likewise keep on working with you on exchange and speculation.
President Buhari informed Prime Minister May on the steps in agriculture, which he said has put Nigeria immovably, making a course for food independence.
“I am extremely satisfied with the triumphs in farming,” he stated, including that, “We have cut rice importation by around 90%, made loads of reserve funds of remote trade, and produced work. Individuals had hurried to the urban areas to get oil money, to the detriment of cultivating. However, fortunately, they are currently backpedaling to the farms. Indeed, even experts are going back to the land. We are gaining steady ground and heading straight toward food security.”
On education, President Buhari said more investment was being made, because, “people can look after themselves if well educated. In this age of technology, education is very important. We need well-staffed and well-equipped institutions to move into the next generation.
Climate change and environmental issues also came up for discussion, and President Buhari brought up the necessity of inter-basin water transfer from Congo Basin to Lake Chad.
According to him: “The Lake Chad is now about 10% of its original size, and it is perhaps one of the reasons our youths dare both the Sahara Desert and the Mediterranean, to get to Europe. But if there is inter-basin water transfer, about 40 million people in Nigeria, Niger, Cameroon, Chad, and other countries stand to benefit. I made the case during the Climate Change Summit in France. If Lake Chad is recharged, it will reduce the number of youths coming to Europe to increase social problems. We brought back about 4,000 people from Libya recently. Almost all of them were below 30, and Libya was not their final destination. They were headed to Europe.”