COVID-19 Has Taught Us Invaluable Lessons – Buhari Said – connectloaded.com
The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd), on Tuesday, inuaguarated the $2.592bn Ajaokuta-Kaduna-Kano Gas pipeline project, admitting that the COVID 19 pandemic has thought his regime unavailable lessons.
He said the government also learnt from some oil-rich countries that have utilised their crude oil to achieve economic and industrial diversition.
According to a statement by his Special Advicer, on Media and publicity, Femi Adeshina, the President spoke while inaugurating the pipeline project virtually from the council chamber of the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello, and Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai, were, president physically at the Ajaokuta and Rigachikun sites respectively for the inauguration.
Buhari was quoted as saying that the pandemic had further underscored his regime’s desire for projects that promote local manufacturing.
On diversification, the President was quoted as nothing that Gulf countries that have similar levels of gas reserves as Nigeria have a strategy centered around gas industrialisation as their foundation towards export diversification.
This has to be our guiding principle as we seek to attract investment and create opportunities for our people” he said.
Buhari challenged the private sector to lead the charge in maximising the nation’s gas resources.