President Buhari says the nation has the capacity to overcome its current challenges.
He said this while addressing the President of the African Development Bank (ADB), Dr Akinwunmi Adesina.
“God has given us people and resources. It will take hard work on our part, but we will make it. We will get out of our problems. We are determined to produce what we eat, and stop importation. We will also chase those who stole, and get them to refund,” the President said.
Adesina, on the other hand, praised the efforts of the FG in handing the situation at hand, including curbing Boko haram in the North-east.
“You can count on the ADB as a true friend of Nigeria. You should support massive investment in infrastructure, and we are here to also support. Closing the infrastructure deficit will enable growth, and create employment. Nigeria is too big to fail,” he added.
Adesina also spoke on the plans ADB has on ground to support the Nigerian Government. Some of these include:
“$1 billion of budget support, $300 million to create jobs for 185,000 youths, $250 million towards North East infrastructure development, $1 million grant to deal with challenges of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs), $300 million for infrastructure development around Abuja, $200 million for Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) to deepen facilities, among others,” LIB reports.