Published on Sep 05, 2017 Greenbarge Reporters
President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed happiness over the declaration of Nigeria being out of economic recession even as he said that the ultimate goal of his government is to make life easy for ordinary citizens.
Reacting to the news of Nigeria being out of the recession, from his Daura country home in Katsina State, the President stressed that his government is determined to make real impact of coming out recession to be felt with ordinary Nigerians experiencing a change in their living conditions.
Buhari, who also received the President of Niger, Alhaji Mahamadou Issoufou, in audience said: “I am very happy to hear the country is finally out of recession. Certainly I should be happy for what it is worth. I am looking forward to ensuring that the ordinary Nigerian feels the impact.’’
President Buhari commended all the managers of the economy for their hard work and commitment, stressing that more work needed to be done to improve the growth rate.
“Until coming out of recession translates into meaningful improvement in peoples’ lives, our work cannot be said to be done.”
In his remarks, the Nigerien President said that he was most delighted to see President Buhari in good health, praying that the almighty God would continue to strengthen him.
President Issoufou said he used the opportunity of the visit to discuss some bilateral and regional issues with President Buhari, which included the fight against Boko Haram, the economic challenges in the Lake Chad Basin and other developmental concerns that directly affect the livelihood of the citizens of both countries.
The Nigerien President was accompanied on the visit by a former Prime Minister, Dr.Hamid Algabid and the President of the Economic, Social and Cultural Council of Niger, Moussa Moumouni Djermakoye.
Sep 03, 2015