President Muhammadu Buhari has solicited the support of the Islamic Development Bank IDB to address Nigeria’s infrastructure deficit.

The President’s spokesman, Femi Adesina, said in a statement that the President made the call during a bilateral meeting with Vice President, Islamic Development Bank, IDB Mansur Muhtar on the margins of the AU Summit in Niamey, Niger Republic.

Femi Adesina,President’s spokesman,
Femi Adesina,President’s spokesman

According to the president, with the growing population and infrastructure deficit, no amount of money is too much to revamp Nigeria’s development challenges.

President Buhari thanked the IDB for ongoing interventions in agriculture, trade and investment, rural development and food security in Nigeria, noting that the county would appreciate more support in other critical sectors.

In his remarks, Muhtar commended Nigeria for signing the African Continental Free Trade Area Agreement, saying it was good the country is now on board the trade deal.