President of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari has solicited the support of the Islamic Development Bank (IDB) to address Nigeria’s infrastructure deficit.
The President’s spokesman, Femi Adesina, said the President made the call during a bilateral meeting with Vice President, Islamic Development Bank Dr Mansur Muhtar, on the margins of the AU Summit in Niamey, Niger Republic.
According to the president, with the growing population and infrastructure deficit, no amount of money is too much to revamp Nigeria’s development challenges.
President Buhari thanked the IDB for ongoing interventions in agriculture, trade and investment, rural development and food security in Nigeria, noting that the county will appreciate more support in other critical sectors.
In his remarks, Muhtar commended Nigeria for signing the African Continental Free Trade Area Agreement, saying it is good the country is now on board the trade deal.