With the huge resources at the disposal of Nigeria between 1999 and 2014, it is sad that infrastructure went to the rot completely within the same period, President Muhammadu Buhari has said.
While receiving the outgoing British High Commissioner to Nigeria, Paul Arkwright in a farewell audience at the State House, Abuja on Monday 29th of October 2018, the President announced that the focus now is on infrastructure, roads, rail, power and others.
“How I wish we had fixed all those when we had money. What we earned between 1999 and 2014 is on record, but nothing was done to infrastructure. Now, we are doing a lot more with a lot less resources. And we shall continue to do our best,” he promised.
Speaking further, President Buhari commended the outgoing High Commissioner for his warm and pleasant disposition which has seen him traversing almost the entire country. Adding, he was always seen all over the place.
Arkwright, who spent over three years in Nigeria recalled that he had visited 30 of the 36 Nigerian States and found the people quite enterprising and engaging. He added that the British Government would be glad to offer a helping hand as required in any part of the country. He also thanked President Buhari for his support, indicating that the relations between Britain and Nigeria have improved tremendously in the past three years.