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Buhari: No going back on looted funds recovery

President Muhammadu Buhari has said that his administration remains focused on the recovery of stolen funds. He spoke in Paris yesterday while addressing leading French…

President Muhammadu Buhari has said that his administration remains focused on the recovery of stolen funds.
He spoke in Paris yesterday while addressing leading French businessmen and investors at the headquarters of the Movement of the Enterprises of France (MEDEF).
Buhari, on a three-day official visit to France, reaffirmed his administration’s determination to curb corruption in Nigeria.
Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity Mallam Garba Shehu quoted Buhari as telling the French investors that the ongoing economic reforms of his government were designed to restore business confidence as well as block leakages and wastage of public resources.
Buhari also stated that the privatisation of key sectors of the Nigerian economy, which started under previous administrations, would be pursued and expanded to include other sectors.
According to President Buhari, privatisation exercise under his leadership, will be conducted in an open, transparent and competitive manner.
He said his government was poised to redress the serious infrastructural gaps in Nigeria, raise production to create more jobs, build capital and stimulate further growth and prosperity of the country.
The president also assured that his administration would do all within its powers to sustain Nigeria’s position as the number one investment destination in Africa.
Also, the president Buhari has said that Nigeria has all that it takes to survive as a country.
According to him, while Nigeria is now at a new dawn to re-position her destiny for greatness, his administration is firmly determined to consolidate on industrializing the nation and diversifying the economy.
The presidential aide also quoted MEDEF President Pierre Gattaz as announcing that the umbrella organisation of about 800,000 French manufacturing firms and businesses would undertake a trade mission to Nigeria next month.
Gattaz was quoted as saying that the MEDEF trade delegation would comprise prospective investors in agriculture, mining, automobiles, energy, skills development, light manufacturing, food processing, transportation services and many other areas.

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