Buhari woos Qatari business community
President Muhammadu Buhari has assured the business community in Qatar that Nigeria would remove any impediment that could hinder investment in the country. According to a statement issued by Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, Buhari spoke at a meeting with senior executives of Qatar Chamber of Commerce and Industry and some private businessmen in Doha on Sunday, where he said security was essential to prosperity and development. 'Nobody invests without first knowing how secure a country is. That is why we have placed high premium on securing the country, because you cannot effectively manage a country you have not secured. 'My party campaigned on three main planks: security, employment generation and anti-corruption.
'We campaigned on zero corruption, promising that we would run an accountable government and we are keeping our promises,' he stated. Referring to the crash in the international crude oil prices and its effect on the Nigerian economy, Buhari informed his hosts that Nigeria was blessed with vast arable land for agriculture, and rich deposit of solid minerals in which and reap rich returns in a short while. 'Agriculture and solid minerals will mobilise youths for gainful employment. We have the capacity and do not need to import food at all. 'But we need to also tackle infrastructure deficit in power, transportation, rail, road and other areas. We will put together an articulated plan that would be discussed with you shortly, so that you can make investment decisions. National Mirror