President Muhammadu Buhari has said that oil is not enough to solve the problems of Nigeria even though the country is rich in petroleum resources.
According to the presidential spokesman, Femi Adesina, Buhari said this on Thursday when he received Carlos Trejo Sosa, outgoing Cuban ambassador to Nigeria, at the presidential villa in Abuja.
The president was quoted as saying he was pleased with the relationship between Cuba and Nigeria, particularly the hand of fellowship extended in the area of healthcare and transfer of knowledge.
The president expressed hope that the relationship between the two countries will continue to wax stronger, adding that he has always been glad to collaborate 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, So sa said his five years and nine days in Nigeria were filled with “warmth, love and friendship,” adding that he would never forget the country.
Iam not just being polite, I mean every word. We appreciate Nigeria agreat deal,” So sa was quoted to have said.