President Muhammadu Buhari delivered the keynote speech at the World Economic Forum on the Middle East and North Africa.
President Muhammadu Buhari revealed that his administration has made considerable improvement fighting against the Boko Haram insurgency in the North Eastern part of Nigeria.
“We made significant gains in fighting Boko Haram. We have recaptured all territories held by Boko Haram in 2014.
“We have liberated thousands of Nigerians held against their will.
“Today, I am pleased to say no territory in the Federal Republic of Nigeria is held or controlled by Boko Haram.”
According to President Buhari, since his assumption of office, his administration has placed special attention on the issue of security.
President Muhammadu Buhari also commended the international community for its efforts towards ensuring that Nigeria becomes liberated from the scourge of Boko Haram.
“We are extremely grateful to the many countries that have stood with Nigeria to confront this global scourge and in particular, the Kingdom of Jordan under the leadership of His Majesty, the King.”
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President Buhari also highlighted that Nigeria has begun the process of diversifying its economy. He said;
“our economic diversification and social inclusion policies are also yielding positive results. Our country has now returned to the path of growth. We are making gains in the ease of doing business indices.
“A key driver for growth is the agricultural sector where we aggressively pushed agricultural policies that empowered millions of our rural citizens.
“In the spirit of “Building New Platforms of Cooperation”, we partnered with the Kingdom of Morocco to domesticate fertilizer production in Nigeria and revive over two million tons of abandoned fertilizer blending plant capacity.
“The outcome is we created tens of thousands of jobs in agriculture, logistics, manufacturing and retail sectors. We are able to achieve moderate growth. But it was inclusive.
“Nigeria is now at a new dawn and embarking on a new development trajectory. We are determined to industrialise Nigeria leveraging our comparative advantage.”