- President Muhammadu Buhari revealed that Nigeria must pass through certain stages before it attained development
- The president made this statement at the State House in Abuja, on Thursday, October 14, when he hosted the head of the UNDP, Ahunna Eziakonwa
- The Nigerian leader who appreciated the UNDP and the international community for their assistance so far noted that the country is still in its developmental stage
This is as he said Nigeria appreciates the support of the international community as well as global bodies such as the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).
The Punch reports that Buhari made this disclosure at the State House in Abuja, on Thursday, October 14, while playing host to head of the UNDP Regional Bureau for Africa, Ahunna Eziakonwa.
The special adviser to the president on media and publicity, Femi Adesina, disclosed this in a statement titled, ‘President Buhari appreciates UNDP for assistance to Nigeria’.
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According to the president, the UNDP deserves accolades for the assistance it renders to Nigeria in diverse ways, particularly in stabilizing the northeast, This Day also reported.
He said the federal government was doing its best to rehabilitate Internally Displaced Persons and return them to their ancestral homes, but with meagre resources, assistance from bodies like the UNDP comes in handy.
"As a developing nation, Nigeria “can’t do hop, step and jump, but must pass through the process of development. The help of international organisations are well appreciated."
From Obasanjo to Buhari: List of loans borrowed under Nigeria's 4 presidents
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that President Muhammadu Buhari recently stirred heated reactions from Nigerians when he tabled a fresh request for the approval of another set of loans before the Senate.
The Nigerian leader sought approval from the National Assembly to borrow $4,054,476,863.00, €710 million and a grant of $125 million.
Many Nigerians are against the borrowing spree of the current administration as it seeks to provide more infrastructure amid dwindling revenue.
Osinbajo reveals his opinion on Buhari's administration
In another report, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo stated that Nigerians need a credible leader like President Muhammadu Buhari who can inspire national unity.
Osinbajo made this claim on Saturday, October 9, during an interactive session at the Abuja House residence of the High Commissioner in London when he spoke on the country's bright future, according to reports.
The vice president noted that Buhari came as a blessing at such a trying time because he, according to him, happens to be Nigeria's most reliable politician who has demonstrated matchless credibility in his administration, Legit.ng gathered.