BreakingNews 1/2/16 - Nigeria Will Emerge Powerful Under Buhari -Italian PM

[ Masterweb Reports: Isiaka Wakili reports ] - Italian government has expressed the conviction that Nigeria will emerge one of the most powerful countries of the world under the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari.

Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi spoke to State House correspondents today after meeting behind closed-doors with Buhari at the Aso Rock Presidential Villa in Abuja.
The Italian prime minister emphasised that President Buhari's leadership was important to Italy.

Renzi said Italy was in total support of the ongoing anti-corruption war of President Buhari's government.

Describing Nigeria as a very important partner of Italy in Africa, Renzi also expressed his country support to Nigeria in the fight against terrorism.

The Italian leader called on the international community to consider Africa as priority in the fight against terrorism.

Renzi said he and Buhari discussed how to foster both country's cooperation in the areas of security, energy, infrastructure, agriculture and small and medium enterprise.

President Buhari listed issues discussed with Renzi as including the development of petroleum resources as well as training equipping of security forces. Buhari added: "We discussed agriculture which is one of the areas we identified that will be a priority in face of dwindling oil prices.
*Photo Caption - President Muhammadu Buhari
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