“The days of Nigeria as a big oil producer with plenty of money are gone” – Buhari in Saudi Arabia

BUHARI SAUDIPresident Muhammadu Buhari is currently on his trip to Saudi Arabia, and in a meeting with the Islamic Development Bank (IDB), he said Nigeria needs all the help she can get.

“The days of Nigeria as a big oil producer with plenty of money are gone. We need all the support we can get to diversify our economy as quickly as possible.

“We also need to rehabilitate our infrastructure, develop the domestic capacity to feed ourselves and export the surplus.”

The bank has offered to increase its funding to Nigeria.

In addition to the $98 million dollars they’ve already given for the bilingual education program, they also want to support more projects in Nigeria.

A statement by the presidential spokesman, Mallam Garba Shehu also added them President Buhari also “welcomed the plan by the IDB to fast track the take-off of the Bilingual Education Program, aimed at integrating the Almajiri system of education with Western education in Nigeria.”

“The IDB has already provided US$ 98 million for the Bilingual Education Program in Adamawa, Gombe, Kaduna, Kano, Kwara, Nasarawa, Niger, Osun and Yobe. The bank plans to support similar projects in other states of Nigeria.”.

Source: Vanguard

20 Comments on “The days of Nigeria as a big oil producer with plenty of money are gone” – Buhari in Saudi Arabia
  • keke driver February 26, 2016 at 8:01 am

    Dear Buhari,the days of your campaign are over, we are tired of these stories you keep feeding us……Kindly come back to Nigeria and work.

    • ifeanyi February 26, 2016 at 9:02 am

      @kekedriver…He is working!!! Financing project is a key aspect of work…

      First step to solving a problem is knowing where you stand at present, knowing the ways to get you out of there…and knowing what place it would be when you get there!

      Buhari campaigned on three Issues!
      1. Fighting Corruption
      2. Fighting Insecurity
      3. Diversifying the Economy

      To diversify the economy, you need will power! I still believe this guy would change this country in Fundamental ways…the days of Awarding Big contracts is over! We have a Country to Build!

      • phoenix celeste February 26, 2016 at 12:04 pm

        you are incisive,that was brilliance you exhibited.Gob bless you

    • Shomowale February 27, 2016 at 4:46 am

      Kindly raise your IQ above that of a four year old.

  • Me February 26, 2016 at 11:21 am

    Who pays the lawmakers’ wages still? Only when they take a paycut will i know we’re serious.

  • Smiley February 26, 2016 at 11:27 am

    Please we don’t want Saudi’s money in our education system its causing a massive problem in schools in the UK. Investment in infrastructure yes, but education or mosque funding or investment is a no no. Let’s learn from history and we are more likely to get the future right.

    • emode February 27, 2016 at 5:05 am

      My Brother I hail you for ur incitefulness. The idiot with the top comment showed remarkable childishness in his criticism of BUHARI. The truth is, BUHARI is a Hausa/Fulani. They have no,culture despite ARAB worshipping.

      KCEE recently release a music video called: ‘Omo ALHAJI! Where he sang the lyrics. “Omo ALHAJI is something, and the way that I move is nothing!”

      I believe the song was targeted to Hausa FULLANI people. Who believe in ARAB worshipping. And that ARABS are royal, and that they are close to them. These people are slaves by default to the ARABS. They will always try to take you under with them.

      This is nothing but that hausa FULLANI effort to give Saudi Arabia more control over nigerian economy. It always starts off…..very innocent. The FULLANI are nothing ever but ARAB middle management.

  • mabel February 26, 2016 at 11:50 am

    Hmmm I’m not here o. I remember Yemen and I side eye Pakistan. I’m not here o Pmb. No free lunch in Saudi o. Busy asking all these middle eastern nations for alms. Iran, Saudi, UAE, Qatar. I no dey here o.

  • Really? February 26, 2016 at 11:50 am

    So in their infinite wisdom the first thing to invest in is bilingual education????? Some people don’t even get an education full stop and when they do it’s half baked and we are focusing first on BILINGUAL EDUCATION????? OK

    • Frosh February 26, 2016 at 1:49 pm

      bilingual education of ARABIC and English, further digging the northern part of this country into a pit, trying to Islamize the north as if its not already rotting as it is, because of the cloak of religion hanging over them, they have been unable to grow to their full potential and pmb is still on this, hmmm we see your agenda, keep keeping these people subdued by religion, they would continue to be pawns in your hands. smh!!!

    • Steve February 28, 2016 at 8:17 am

      BUHARI has no plan of developing Nigeria, the challenges are too great and too complex. So he is going to take the easy road and serve his own ‘ego’ by serving Allah. He is going to become an Islamic Jihadist president. It’s what all ARABS do, when faced with a great challenge and last time I checked, this is a Fula man isn’t he!

  • Frosh February 26, 2016 at 1:53 pm

    i think this country should just go ahead and split, since the north has refused to grow, let their big guns go and live there. the dangotes would come and hide in lagos, they dont want to live in bauchi or niger or kaduna, yet to lift the veil off these peoples eyes and have them grown ?? it a NO, NO NO NO, they dont want that. hmmm nigeria what a country!! i give up! BILINGUAL EDUCATION MY ROUND PERKY ASS!!!! WTF??? if it was english and french or spanish or latin or even yoruba, hausa and igbo we would understand, its arabic??? well done Buhari, well done.

    • emode February 27, 2016 at 5:25 am

      THE HAUSA FULLANI ARE ANCHROING NIGERIA SHEEP TO THE MUCH BIGGER SAUDI ARABIA SHEEP. SOON THEY WILL POSSES ERNOMOUS VOLUMES OF UR DEBT AND ULL BE AT THEIR MERCY TO BE DICTATED TERMS OF DEVELOMENT. (((Slavery for. Nigeria came as simple as that. What a masterful plan by the FULLANI BUHARI. He must have meditated this plan his whole life, how to be a Gud FULLANI servant and not allow nigeria to turn into a westernized circular economy!)))

      (((This must have been his plan all his life))) and What a snake uv allowed in office and just like that Nigeria disappears of the map, as an uprising circular democratic Republic. And in comes sharia law, or maybe we should say debt dictated development!

      You will all be Hausa FULLANIs sooner than you know, it. Of coz that only translates for the bedoiuns, sell the country to our ARAB superiors. YEP! In comes Sharia Law. What a plan! What a FULLANI serpent.

      Oh well it is your plight nigeria…..ur so busy fighting your Nonesence fight between yoroba and igbo that u FAILLED to see who the real snake was.

      NO NIGERIA ULL NEVER BECOME THE SUPER POWER OF AFRICA UNTILL U RELAISE WHAT BEING ”BLACK” ACTUALLY MEANS!!

      #NIGERIA IS NO LONGER OIL RICH, IS THIS WHAT HE’D HAVE YO BELIEVE! WHAT HAPPENED TO THE MONEY! ITZ ALL A PLAN!

    • Shawale February 28, 2016 at 7:13 am

      HE IS SELLING THE COUNTRY TO THE ARABS EXACTLY AS UD EXPECT A FULANI TO, I MEAN WHAT GREAT FULANI, OF ALL TIME! HE WILL BE BURRIED IN THE HALL ‘FULANI’ FAME AS THE GUY WHO DISMEMBERED NYJA FROM RISING. HE IS FOLLOWING THAT PLAN TO THE “T”

      U fit Ask yourself what Does being a MUSLIM have to do with speaking ARABIC. Since when were the two a compulsory requirement! Black people speaking ARABIC, what ????’ This is a POLLITICAL invasion, not a spiritual!

      #Yorobas wake up your on ur own O, we IGBOS are leaving you to this madness & calamity!

  • Amaka February 26, 2016 at 8:42 pm

    Can someone please give me a detailed explanation of the word ‘Almajiri’ .Secondly, if Nigeria was not promoting this type of education, would they still help.

  • Zubi February 26, 2016 at 9:25 pm

    What does the IDB get in return? Nigerians you still don’t understand Democracy. Let them make things plain to us. what are the terms of agreement between IDB and the FG? Until you realize the collateral is Nigeria herself.

    • emode February 27, 2016 at 5:07 am

      Explain ur comment JOOR! Not everyone understands them big ass Harvard words ur using!

  • emode February 27, 2016 at 5:39 am

    BUHARI STOP UR NONE SENCE TALK!

    Nigeria no longer oil rich Nation!

    Now we will believe that when you tell us:

    1) One what happened to all the Money ????!

    2) What happened to all the oil ??’

    We don’t need to be incurring any amount of huge debts from Saudi Arabia. We don’t even want to ALLIGN ourselves with that caliphate. The Americans are about to bomb the islamic caliphate, into Oblivion! And we don’t want to be part of that. Contributing ‘MuMu’ black jihadist soldiers. That’s what Nigerien is For!

  • xtsy February 27, 2016 at 12:13 pm

    Ive been in support of Buhari but don’t trust this alliance with saudi. arabic as a second language will not have any positive impact on the northern states and Nigeria as a whole. Whatever their agenda is do not enslave the rest of Nigeria to islamic religion make it known that the saudi loans are only for the northern states

  • Empire February 28, 2016 at 6:56 am

    This country is going to Separate For sure. And we all just have to thank BUHARI “out-of-Touch” “Out-Of-sync” jihadist approach for This.

    # Oh well, it was Funn while it lasted! But no ISLAM is enslaving Me!

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