Earnings from oil can’t take care of Nigeria’s needs – Buhari
President Buhari has revealed that the earnings Nigeria gets from oil deals are not enough to take care of the country’s needs.
The president stated this on Thursday in Abuja when he received Carlos Trejo Sosa, the outgoing Cuban ambassador to Nigeria.
A statement issued by a presidential aide, Femi Adesina, sees Buhari expressing hope of a stronger relationship with Cuba.
“We have deficit in infrastructure, in education, health care, and many other areas, but Cuba has always been helpful,” the president was quoted to have said.
“What we earn from oil does not meet our needs, and we can use any assistance we get. Cuba has always been friendly and helpful.”
On his part, Sosa said his five years and nine days in Nigeria were filled with “warmth, love and friendship,” adding that he would never forget the country.
“I am not just being polite, I mean every word. We appreciate Nigeria a great deal,” Sosa was quoted to have said.