The global CEO of Unilever Paul Polman and his team have visited President Muhammadu Buhari in the Aso Rock presidential villa in Abuja on June 27, Monday. Also in attendance were Mr Yaw Nsarkoh, MD Unilever Nigeria and the Obi of Onitsha Igwe N. Achebe Chairman Unilever Nigeria. The visitors presented some books as a gift to the Nigerian leader.
President Buhari said the country was paying the price for turning herself into a mono economy, but gave the assurance that Nigeria would soon be able to feed herself, and even export, with the current emphasis placed on agriculture.
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He said: ‘‘We refused to save for the rainy day. Now the rain is beating us. No money, no savings, nothing. And we are thoroughly wet from the rains.” “We want to create jobs, and supporting manufacturing is one way to do it. As soon as we have stabilized our budget, I would personally be interested in the manufacturing sector, particularly in the generation of essential raw materials.”
The president added that the Federal government would fast-track the implementation of strategies to ease doing business and attract more investors into Nigeria.
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