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Nigeria to emulate India on agric model, says Buhari


buhariPresident Muhammadu Buhari has said Nigeria would emulate India’s agricultural model and capacity to feed its one billion population, and also export to other countries. He described the Asian country as “sustainable and prosperous.”

Receiving the Indian Vice President, Mohammad Hamid Ansari, at the State House yesterday, President Buhari said Nigeria would expand its relationship with India particularly in the areas of health, education, agriculture, technology and trade.

The president added that Nigeria had over the years benefited from the cooperation of the country in trade and investment, agriculture, technology and the fight against terrorism.

He welcomed the proposed investment of $5 billion in the Nigerian economy by the business delegation that accompanied the Vice President, while acknowledging that India had already invested $10 billion in the economy.

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