Politicians Are More Concern About 2019; While Am Focused On Nigeria’s Economy, Security Of Lives – Buhari

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Politicians Are More Concern About 2019; While Am Focused On Nigeria’s Economy, Security Of Lives – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has said that he is more focused on the economy and the security of the country and delivery the dividend of democracy to Nigerians.

The president made this comment during his bilateral meeting with British Prime Minister, Theresa May at 10, Downing Street on Monday, April 16. In a statement by Femi Adesina, the special adviser to the president on media and publicity, President Buhari said while other politicians are focused on the 2019 elections, his focus is on the promises he made to Nigerians and achieving them.

On education, President Buhari said more investment was being made, because “people can look after themselves if well educated. In this age of technology, education is very important. We need well-staffed and well-equipped institutions to move into the next generation.”

Climate change and environmental issues also came up for discussion, and President Buhari brought up the necessity of inter-basin water transfer from Congo Basin to Lake Chad.

Politicians Are More Concern About 2019

According to him: “The Lake Chad is now about 10% of its original size, and it is perhaps one of the reasons our youths dare both the Sahara Desert and the Mediterranean, to get to Europe. But if there is inter-basin water transfer, about 40 million people in Nigeria, Niger, Cameroon, Chad, and other countries stand to benefit. I made the case during the Climate Change Summit in France.

If Lake Chad is recharged, it will reduce the number of youths coming to Europe to increase social problems. We brought back about 4,000 people from Libya recently. Almost all of them were below 30, and Libya was not their final destination.

Politicians Are More Concern About 2019

They were headed to Europe.” Prime Minister May, in her remarks, said Britain would continue to work with Nigeria in the areas of training and equipping the military. She was particular about abduction of young schoolgirls by Boko Haram, noting that Britain would continue to give Nigeria needed assistance.

The Prime Minister said the Buhari administration has “been making good progress on the economy,” and urged it to maintain the focus, despite approaching elections, and increase in political activities. On education and climate change, she declared: “Good grounding in education is good. It is important to equip young people for today’s world. It is also a good bastion and defence against modern slavery.

The issue of the environment and climate change is very important, because of its impact on many countries in the Commonwealth. Stability at home is important, to curb illegal migration.” Prime Minister May, who commended President Buhari for the much he has been doing on improving trade and business for Nigeria, noted that it was also time to boost intra-Commonwealth trade.

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