Buhari Seeks OIC Support For National Development

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Updated June 1, 2019

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President Muhammadu Buhari is seeking more support from the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) to meet the Sustainable Development Goals and other development challenges in Nigeria.

The President says the organisations Science and Technology Agenda 2026 will be beneficial in this respect.

He made this known at the 14th session of OIC taking place in Makkah, while also commending the OIC for its numerous intervention programmes in Africa and Nigeria.

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Speaking further, he listed the National Food Development Programme, roads and schools rehabilitation projects and the second Niger bridge as some of the benefits from the Islamic Development Bank.

While in Makkah, President Buhari will also hold bilateral meetings with other world leaders to promote increased cooperation and collaboration on issues of mutual concern after which he is expected to return on June 2.

The 14th session coincides with the 50th anniversary of the body and has about 53 heads of state in attendance.