President Muhammadu Buhari says the economy of Nigeria is looking good.
A statement issued by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on media and publicity, Femi Adesina, said President Buhari made this comment on Thursday when he received a letter of credence from Jesper Kamp, the new ambassador of the Kingdom of Denmark to Nigeria.
The President also said his administration would continue to implement policies that will make the economy better.
President Buhari told Kamp that he was pleased that relations between Nigeria and Denmark have remained strong, adding that in the economic sphere, there is still some more work to do.
His words: ‘‘The Nigerian economy is looking good and we look forward to making it better,” Buhari said.
The President, who also received letters of credence from Waqar Kingravi, the new high commissioner of Pakistan to Nigeria, Babacar Ndiaye, the new ambassador of Senegal to Nigeria and Vyacheslav Beskosky, the new ambassador of Belarus to Nigeria.
President Buhari told the ambassadors that Nigeria valued the existing relations with their countries.
He described the military cooperation between Nigeria and Pakistan as very commendable and beneficial to both countries.
‘‘Given the vast experience of the Pakistani military, your commitment in assisting us to develop our military is commendable,’’ he said.
Receiving Ndiaye, Buhari commended President Macky Sall of Senegal for his roles in the progress achieved in the political process in Guinea Bissau.
The President said he is aware of the economic progress taking place in Senegal, adding that there is a need for stability in the West African region to ensure rapid socio-economic development, particularly in the key areas of education, health and infrastructure.
‘‘The bigger we are the bigger the problems, so we must continue to do our best to surmount our challenges in the region,” he said.
Meanwhile, some economic experts do not agree with the President about the economy of Nigeria. In June, the Brookings Institution named Nigeria as the poverty capital of the world, with 86.9 million extremely poor people.