Muhammadu Buhari, Nigeria’s president has attributed the enabling environment for growth, security and economic revival in the country, to the Economic and Recovery Growth Plan launched by his administration in 2017.
Eye 9ja reports that Buhari made this known while speaking in Liberia where he had gone for the 172nd Independence anniversary of the West African nation.
Recall that President Buhari had departed the Aso Rock in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital to attend the independent anniversary in Liberia.
While speaking in Liberia, Buhari said; “Our government had to adopt appropriate measures including diversification and reforms to address such underlying causes exemplified by our continued dependence on a single-commodity, crude oil, lack of fiscal buffers, leakages, corruption and high governance costs.
“Furthermore, in our efforts to stimulate the economy, our government initiated bold policy interventions that are beginning to yield positive results,” he said.
Buhari during his visit was also honoured with Liberia’s highest degree of the “Most Venerable Order of the Knighthood of the Pioneers of the Republic of Liberia with Grade of the Knight Grand Cordon.”
Buhari in his message before Liberians thanked the people of Liberia for the award and expressed his resolve to continue to strengthen cooperation within the sub-region.
“This gesture can only strengthen my resolve to rededicate myself to the service of my country, work for the prosperity of our people in the sub-region,” he added.
In his speech before his Liberian counterpart, Buhari encouraged Liberia as a country to take decisive actions to further stimulate the economy of the country.
His words said; “Mr. President, Liberia under your leadership may wish to learn from our experience by taking courageous steps to diversify its economic base by developing the productive sector that would complement earnings from rubber, iron ore and the increasingly dwindling funds from Development Partners.
“In this regard, the need for proper management of human resources and investment in agriculture, solid minerals and other sectors such as tourism where the country has comparative advantage, cannot be overstated.”