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Buhari lauds S’Arabia for favouring Nigeria via oil quotas


President Muhammadu Buhari has lauded Saudi Arabia for reducing own oil outputs a number of times to favour Nigeria. Making the commendation yesterday when he received the nation’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Prince Faisal Bin Farhan Al-Saud, at the State House, Abuja, the President stated that with Nigeria’s large population and infrastructure deficit, the country needed every revenue it could generate from oil to tackle its challenges, adding: “Saudi Arabia has been very kind to us, making sacrifices by reducing production to accommodate us a number of times.”

He noted that the relationship between both nations was cordial “and dates back in time, both at the personal and national levels.”

“It is long and steadfast,” Buhari added. Delivering King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud’s greetings, Prince Al-Saud said the kingdom cherished the affiliation “which dates back 61 years, and we want to strengthen it even further.”

The two countries, he observed, have good prospects both economically and politically, not just among the leaders, but also the people.

“There’s still a lot we can do together,” the Saudi minister stated.


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