Amid protests against his being in Paris for the African Economic Summit, President Muhammadu Buhari has gone on to meet with the head of Total, Mr. Patrick Pouyanne.
The meeting sought to brief those on ground about the developmental strides so far taken by the Nigerian Government to grow the economy.
“In my meeting today with the Chairman and CEO of Total, Patrick Pouyanne, I stressed the fact that Nigeria is more a gas country than a crude oil country.”
President Buhari said after the meeting, “Our administration is laying a solid foundation for Nigeria to realise its full gas potential.”
“Total has been an important part of Nigeria’s oil and gas journey for decades, and we thank them for their consistency. We will continue to work hard to enhance fiscal stability that will favour them and other investors in Nigeria.”
“We also welcome their interest in expanding their investments not only in oil and gas in Nigeria, but also in renewable energy, and other areas.”
“Nigeria and Total will continue to be strong partners for investment and development, for the mutual benefit of both parties.”