President Muhammadu Buhari has described the last farming season as quite good, saying the Nigerian economy is “gradually reviving.”
He spoke at the Aso Rock Presidential Villa in Abuja yesterday while receiving in a farewell audience, the outgoing Ambassador of the Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia, Fahad Bin Abdullah Sefyan.
President Buhari also described the relationship between Nigeria and Saudi Arabia as mutually beneficial, which he said, should grow stronger in the years to come.
He said apart from visiting Mecca and Medina for religious reasons, a lot of Nigerians were in Saudi Arabian universities.
Sefyan, who spent 20 months on tour of duty, had said that he loved it in Nigeria and would have wanted to stay longer, were he not due for retirement.
He commended President Buhari for visiting Saudi Arabia last February and urged that there should be reciprocal visits between leaders of both countries.
The outgoing envoy said Buhari was doing well on the security situation in Nigeria. “We know what you have done with Boko Haram, and we applaud you,” he stated.