President Muhammadu Buhari has told the Queen of the Netherlands, Maxima Zorreguieta that Nigeria’s economic health is stable ever since people went back to agriculture.
The president believed that the closure of land borders in 2019 helped the country, as it gave room for Nigerians to “eat what we grow.”
“People went back to the land, and this helped us tremendously. We made fertilizers available, resuscitated dams, and it all paid off handsomely.”
“With about 200 million people, we would have been in trouble when COVID-19 struck and affected the economy,” he told Ms Zorreguieta.
Mr. Buhari told the Queen that the country is in need of financial assistance to help improve the agricultural sector. He noted that due to the strain on the country’s oil wealth, it has become difficult to finance some other infrastructural projects.
“Without infrastructure, development would be limited, so we put emphasis on building roads, rail, and power. We have a comprehensive plan, and we are doing our best,” the president explained.