Security Tops Buhari’s ‘Wish List’ To G7
Nigeria’s security challenges will top the “wish list” that President Muhammadu Buhari will present to the Group of Seven (G7) industrialised countries in meetings scheduled to hold between him and heads of governments attending a summit of the group in Germany.
The G7 had, before President Buhari was sworn in, asked him to prepare a shopping list and come with it for their consideration in what is seen as an excellent goodwill gesture towards the new leader and Nigeria.
A spokesman for President Buhari, Mr Garba Shehu, in a statement from Munich on Sunday said top on the list of the requests President Buhari will tender before the G7 leaders is on the problem of security.
The President said he had used every opportunity at his disposal ahead of the meeting to discuss the country’s needs with specific reference to terrorism and development needs at person-to-person meetings and phone conversations with some of these leaders.
“We have a problem which they know.
“These development issues, many and varied as they are, touch on the economy, combating corruption, increased foreign direct investment, FDI; power and energy, infrastructure, environment, enhanced transparency in elections and good governance,” he said.
President Buhari announced that the leaders of the industrialised nations had shown a preparedness to work with Nigeria to help the oil-rich nation out of her problems.
President Buhari will hold meetings on the sidelines with the host, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, the French President, Francois Hollande, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, the Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and the World Bank President Dr. Jim Yong Kim.