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I inherited insecurity, ailing economy, says Buhari


Muhammadu Buhari, the President of Nigeria on Wednesday insisted that he inherited security challenge and ailing economy at the inception of his administration in 2015.

According to a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity , Garba Shehu, the President spoke while receiving the new President of Sierra Leone, Julius Bio, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja .

“President Buhari noted that he shared a lot in common with the Sierra Leonean President, which includes ruling the country as a military general, contesting several elections as opposition and winning to face the challenges of security and an ailing economy,” the statement.

Buhari assured Bio that Nigeria would give his country the necessary support .

“We will continually stand by you to ensure stability in your country. We believe security in the West Coast region, Africa and the world should be a collective concern,” he said .

In his remarks, the President of Sierra Leone said his country remained grateful to Nigeria.

“Nigeria and Sierra Leone are two sister countries that have enjoyed a great relationship spanning over several years and this relationship has been tested severally.

“I came today to express our country’ s gratitude to the Federal Republic of Nigeria for standing by us during our time of need , when we had the civil war.”