Buhari on Global Economic Crisis – President Muhammad Buhari has stated that the world’s economic crisis may turn out to be a blessing for Nigeria.
Speaking at the opening ceremony of the International Islamic Conference on Peace and Nation Building in Abuja on Thursday, Buhari said he hoped the crisis would stimulate possible economic opportunities which had previously been unattended to.
He said, “The global economic challenges the world is grappling with today might well turn out to be a blessing for us in Nigeria, because it will stimulate the latent economic opportunities that we have left untapped for decades.”
“Poverty breeds disaffection, which in turn leads to crime and lawlessness including confrontation against the State. To checkmate this, we must work hard to lift our economy, engage our youth and rebuild infrastructure.”
“We can only achieve these with the full cooperation of all Nigerians and under a stable polity. We are determined to do this and we shall not be deterred.”