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Presidency lists the gains of Buhari’s US visit


PMB and OBamaThe Presidency has described the recent visit of President Muhammadu Buhari to United States as ‘successful and beneficial’ with some immediate benefits accruing to Nigeria.

Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, made this known in a statement on Wednesday.

According to him, the Nigerian-US relations that had suffered severely over the past few years “has now been reset”.

“The benefits of this symbiotic relationship will become more and more evident as the Buhari administration continues to tackle the challenges of corruption, security and the economy,” he said.

He further stated that some of the “more immediate benefits of the President’s trip to the U.S included the proposed $2.1 billion fund from the World Bank for the re-development of the northeast battered by Boko Haram; $5 billion from US investors in Nigeria’s agriculture sector; $1.5 billion investment in the Nigerian health sector; and another $5 billion investment from the U.S. in our country’s power sector.

“Also, as things stand at the moment, the embargo on the sale of weapons sales to Nigeria is in the process of being removed.”

Shehu, in the statement, explained that the President’s son, Yusuf Buhari, who accaompanied his father on the journey received no estacode nor allowances.

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