Nigeria’s Acceptance Of Grains From Ukraine Not Sign Of Failure – FG

Nigeria’s Acceptance Of Grains From Ukraine Not Sign Of Failure – FG

Minister of information and national orientation, Mohammed Idris, says the fact that Nigeria accepted grains from Ukraine does not make the country a weak or failed state.

Idris stated this yesterday in Abuja at the LEADERSHIP Conference and Award 2023 with the theme: “An Economy in Distress – The Way Forward.”

He said, “Egypt gets about 60 per cent of its grains from Ukraine. The fact that Egypt gets about 60 per cent of its grains from Ukraine does not make it a failed state.

“The fact that we are having challenges at the moment does not make Nigeria a failed state.

“Therefore, accepting grains from Ukraine does not make Nigeria or Egypt failed countries, it is a normal thing, because countries exist to depend on one another,” he said

Idris noted that it is true that Nigeria is facing some challenges and President Bola Tinubu is aware of this and he does not shy away from it.

The minister stressed that Nigerians voted for Tinubu with the deeper understanding and conviction that he has the capacity to turn things around for the better; and that is what he is doing.

He said some of the decisions he has taken were to ensure that Nigeria finds its place in the comity of nations.

He highlighted that the decisions include removal of fuel subsidy and addressing the issue of foreign exchange and many others.

Idris, however, said in spite of the current challenges, the economic growth of Nigeria is on track and has continued to improve.

He emphasised that fuel subsidy removal was a bold step in the right direction and urged Nigerians to support the president as the country would soon begin to reap the benefits.

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