Russia-Nigeria Deal in Sochi: Buhari is ‘Baba Christmas’ in advance — Princewill

Posted by News Express | 25 October 2019 | 1,116 times

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•Presidents Buhari and Putin exchanging pleasantries in Russia

A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers State, Prince Tonye TJT Princewill, has described President Muhammadu Buhari’s current outing in Russia as a harvest of goodies for Nigeria.

Princewill said in a statement on Thursday: “I want to congratulate Mr President and his team for what they have achieved in Russia. Coming a few weeks to this year’s Christmas celebrations, permit me to call him Baba Christmas. The fact that the journey to a next level has already begun is now clearly obvious.

“Those who displayed their ignorance of how world trade and politics are played by going on record to say that Buhari need not go to Sochi but should instead stay at home and solve the problems of decades sitting back in the Villa, must now be hiding their collective heads in shame.”

Continuing, Princewill said in the statement: “To see and hear all that Mr. President has achieved in Russia should impress even his harshest critics – if they have a conscience of course.

“As I scrolled down the 13 different agreements that were reached, I couldn’t help but feel a deep sense of pride at the amount of effort and teamwork that must have preceded the visit and the different areas of the country and the economy impacted by them.

“My single biggest emotion though was relief. Because of the top three priorities we need as a country, which are Jobs, Jobs, Jobs. I see millions of jobs from this visit alone.

“But as with so many agreements, meetings, summits and presidential visits, follow up is key. With a new cabinet that has results to deliver and a more collaborative legislature however, I see few challenges to a positive outcome.

“(Again), as I scrolled down the areas of agreement reached and compared it with reports from the other four countries that were specially invited to Sochi, it became obvious that Egypt that had a whopping 40% of all Russian investment to date were about to share the same space of prominence with Nigeria as it was clear that there was a pivot to our own dear fatherland by Russia. Add that to the clear and present preferred destination status for the Chinese investment and you will see that the future is getting brighter.

“This opportunity is a direct product of a government that has now instilled a new uncommon confidence in international investment.”

Source: News Express

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