Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari has said that the country has the fastest growing economy in the whole of Africa.
The President made this statement on Thursday, in a keynote address at
the public presentation of a book by Dare Babarinsa in Abuja.
“Yes, our land is blessed by providence with riches in oil and gas,
iron ore, gold, limestone and almost all the minerals of this earth,”
the president, who was represented by former Ekiti State Governor, Segun
“Our soil can grow almost any crop and our vegetation supports animal
life as varied as creation can manifest. Our rivers and coast lines are
rich with fishes and various kinds of life.
“Yet, despite these bounties from nature, I have no doubt that the
greatest blessings of Nigeria are the people of Nigeria, the wonderful
people that give expression to the grandeur and majesty of our beloved
“Today, our country has the fastest growing economy in Africa and one
of the fastest in the world. Our dominance is not so much because of
our wealth, but because of the tremendous energy and resourcefulness of
“How many countries of the world can parade the likes of Professor
Wole Soyinka, Jay Jay Okocha, King Sunny Ade and Alhaji Aliko Dangote
literally under the same roof,” he added.
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