Buhari harps on need for new investments

President Muhammadu Buhari serving food to a physically challenged person, Miss Rahina Karmajiji, during the breaking of Ramadan fast with internally displaced persons (IDPs), artisans and others at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, on Monday. PHOTO: NAN.

PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari has said his administration will continue to welcome support and investments from the international community in the agricultural and solid minerals sectors, as Nigeria moves to reduce dependence on crude oil.

In a farewell audience with the outgoing Ambassador of the Republic of Sweden to Nigeria, Mr Svante Kilander, at the State House, Abuja, on Monday, he said the Federal Government would create the enabling environment for local and foreign investments in farming, animal husbandry, fishery and the exploration of solid minerals.

The president noted that a planned visit by some Swedish trade and investment delegations to the country later in the year would further encourage the ongoing process of diversifying the Nigerian economy.

He commended the Swedish government for the support extended to Nigeria in catering for the needs of internally displaced persons (IDPs) in the North East and the ongoing reconstruction of the areas affected by terrorist attacks.

In his remarks, the Swedish ambassador said his country was pleased with the sweeping changes taking place across the country with clear results in the fight against terrorism and corruption.