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Buhari explains Federal Government’s decision to close Nigeria’s borders

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President Muhammadu Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has explained that the partial closure of the country’s land borders was meant to strengthen the country’s economy and improve security.
He dismissed insinuations that the measure was introduced to punish Nigeria’s neighbours, saying it was done in national interest.
Speaking on Saturday during a meeting with a select group of the Nigerian community in the United Kingdom, Buhari also explained what his regime had done in fighting corruption, telling his listeners that the focus now was to recover stolen funds.
World Heavyweight Boxing Champion, Anthony Joshua, was among those who met with Buhari in London.
An elated Buhari was quoted as saying that Joshua put Nigeria “on the world map again like Hogan Bassey”, as the champion presented the three title belts to the President.
Speaking while presenting the belts, Joshua promised to “stand up for Nigeria anytime you need me.”
The statement added, “Various speakers lauded the President’s commitment to bequeathing a lasting legacy.
“A renowned research biochemist, Adebayo Olamideji, went down memory lane to recall President Buhari’s nationalistic disposition by his decision to save 1,250 Nigerian students from Oyo State studying abroad from indebtedness and shame when he was military Head of State by agreeing to pay over $6.2m.
“Comparing him to former British Prime Minister, Winston Churchill, Oladimeji said the President has started ‘turning Nigeria around for good’ urging him not to allow detractors to ‘grind him down.”

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