Gov. Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi has condemned critics of the continuing efforts of President Muhammadu Buhari to draw extra international investments into the rustic.
The governor, who made his place recognized when he fielded questions from Newsmen in Makkah, Saudi Arabia, stated the president must fairly be recommended for his untiring efforts to spice up the country’s economic system via huge inflow of international capital.
Bagudu, who reacted to the new journeys of the president to Japan, Russia and Saudi Arabia, frowned at critics of the journeys, pronouncing they have been being unfair to the president and Nigerians who would sooner or later be the direct beneficiaries of such financial international relations.
He, specifically, described the president’s shuttle to Saudi Arabia, the place he participated within the Long term Funding Initiative in Riyadh, as an overly a hit trip for Nigeria.
He stated: “It is a superb trip for Mr President, President Muhammadu Buhari and we’re commemorated to be a part of his entourage to the convention which is tagged; Long term Funding Initiative (FII) arranged through the Public Funding Fund of Saudi Arabia, which is their Sovereign Wealth Fund identical to Nigeria’s Sovereign Fund, best that while ours is beneath 3 billion bucks theirs is in way over 400 billion bucks.
“Mr President was once invited through King Salman bin Abdulaziz, Custodian of the 2 entire Mosques, and that displays the consideration with which Mr President is handled around the globe and the honours he brings to Nigeria.
“Mr President along with collaborating within the summit, was once additionally hosted through King Salman ibn Abdulaziz and he was once visited through the Crown Prince, Muhammed ibn Salman, who confirmed unparalleled admire for Mr President, as a result of fairly than Mr President visiting him he made up our minds to consult with Mr President and agreed to spend money on Nigeria.
“So, it is a very, very a hit trip for Nigeria and it’s in line with our name for Mr President to be extra lively in financial international relations.
“It’s noteworthy that Mr President has visited Russia, Japan, all in a bid to safe investments for Nigeria.
“That is the type of activism – Mr President isn’t travelling to experience himself or on vacation however to convey investments for Nigeria.
“He (Buhari) simply took a time off to return to Makkah and carry out the Umrah and we’re rather honoured that we participated with him within the Umrah.
“He was once very, very full of life, very wholesome as he displayed right through the motion between the Safa and Marwah.’’
The governor expressed the hope that Kebbi would get advantages immensely from the Saudi and different journeys.
“Any receive advantages to Nigeria is a receive advantages to Kebbi State govt; two, the promise of extra investments through Saudi Arabia, the promise of extra toughen to our safety problems may even have direct receive advantages to Kebbi state.
“The fields of cooperation will come with many stuff that Kebbi state has skill to compete in, like mining, agriculture or even futuristic investments like Data Era the place our abled youths will be capable of take part and compete,’’ he added.
President Buhari’s four-day consult with to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia got here to an finish on Saturday.
All through the consult with, the President participated within the Long term Funding Initiative, which was once christened “Davos within the Wasteland”.
“Excluding attending the summit, which had a debating structure for international leaders, traders and innovators to check notes and proportion concepts, President Buhari held in depth talks with the Kingdom’s rulers, King Salman bin Abdulaziz and his son, the tough Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.
“The Presidents conferences with the 2 outstanding rulers marked a very powerful upswing in family members between Nigeria and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia,’’ Malam Garba Shehu, the President’s spokesman stated in a unique write up in Abuja on Sunday.
At the sidelines of the convention, President Buhari additionally held strategic conferences with the management of Saudi Oil and Fuel staff, the rustic’s Sovereign Wealth Fund and Public Funding Fund. (NAN)