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Buhari Tells Nigerians To Be Patriotic

The President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria Muhammadu Buhari has called on Nigerians to rekindle the spirit of patriotism in order to encourage more foreign investments in the country.
The President made the call at a town hall meeting he had with members of the Nigerian community in Doha, Qatar on Sunday, according to a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina.
The President reportedly assured them that the Federal Government would continue to create the enabling environment for investments in the country, anchored on peace and security.
The President said, “We have abundant natural and human resources in the country, including huge oil and gas deposit.
“But the challenge is securing those installations and to persuade some of our countrymen to be more patriotic and stop sabotaging the installations.
“When people are being abducted and some are being murdered, when installations are being blown up now and then, the incentives for people to invest in our infrastructure are quite slim.”
Buhari also promised to look into the complaints of alleged blanket denial of visas to families and relatives of Nigerians intending to visit the State of Qatar.
“Like I tell other Nigerians living in other countries, you must be good ambassadors of the country because globally things are quite difficult in terms of security and the economy.
“If you have something doing, please hold it tight to your heart and try to improve on it because things are quite difficult all over.
“For us in Nigeria, we are trying to do our best to reduce unemployment and we realised this quite early enough, that is why we campaigned on the diversification of the economy.
Credit: Punch
“We have to go back to agriculture, like in the good old days of cocoa, palm oil, palm kernel, cottons,  groundnuts, hides and skins,” he said.


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