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In 2015, When I Became President, My First Visit Was To Niger, Chad, And Cameroon – President Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari said the policies of his administration were deliberately made for the development of the country.

He stated this at the inauguration of the new customs headquarters built at a cost of $19.6 billion in Abuja on Tuesday.


Buhari said such policies became legacy programs because they later became the joy of the people and the country.

He said the ban on foreign rice imports, for example, is one such policy. I deliberately closed the borders. "You eat what you grow, or you grow what you eat, and later Nigerians appreciated that,” he said.

On corruption, Buhari said he has nothing to hide, adding that "the problem I had was condemning Nigerian leaders for injustice and bad behavior."

Regarding relations with neighboring African countries, the president said that it is necessary to maintain a cordial relationship with them.

"In 2015, when I became president, my first visit was to Niger, Chad, and Cameroon, because if you don't secure their trust, you will have problems."


Minister of State for Finance, Budget, and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed, said the new customs headquarters symbolizes the current government's commitment to effective service delivery. He said the government has ensured "regular promotion and training facilities for customs personnel," among others.

He commended the President for signing the Nigeria Customs Bill 2022 into law, saying it will help the service adhere to international best practices. Ahmed thanked the Federal Executive Council (FEC) and other stakeholders for their continued support, adding that this has enhanced the mandate of the service in business facilitation and revenue generation.

Source; The Vanguard Newspaper Online

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