Buhari made this known on Wednesday, July 17, while hosting the director general of the Nigeria Employers Consultative Association (NECA), Timothy Olawale at the state house in Abuja.
“We have all it takes, locally, to meet our most basic needs. Our history of unnecessary importation of the most basic items meant we were exporting jobs to other countries at the expense of our citizens.
“This administration is determined and taking steps to bring these jobs back to Nigeria. Our policies are simply designed for that.
“There is no doubt the implementation of such policies will not be hitch-free. As you pointed out, there are challenges in some areas that need to be addressed.”
The president said the country has given so much into policies that contribute to the ease of doing business.
“I assure you, we are looking into these and other methods to ensure we have a sustainable platform for businesses to succeed.
“This journey is a long one that requires patience, understanding and perseverance. I would, therefore, encourage you to continue to engage government by providing honest and constructive feedback.
“Together, we can build a Nigeria that we all will be proud of. On our part, as an administration, I assure you that we will continue to do our best to support you in your efforts as employers of labour and vital institutions in our country,” the president said.