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Buhari: No Sustainable Development Without Adequate Infrastructure by Omooba77: 6:31pm On Jan 05
The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), on Tuesday, said no nation would witness sustainable development without infrastructural development.

He therefore thanked the People’s Republic of China for its support towards the development of infrastructure in Nigeria.

His Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, in a statement quoted the President as speaking while receiving the State Councillor and Foreign Minister, People’s Republic of China, Mr Wang Yi, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

The statement was titled “No sustainable development possible without adequate infrastructure, says President Buhari as he meets China’s state councillor.”

“We thank China for its support to us in various ways; in building of rail, road, power, defence, and many others. You are helping us to reduce our severe infrastructural deficits, and we are glad.

“There cannot be sustainable development without infrastructural development,” Adesina quoted the President as saying.

He said Buhari pledged that Nigeria would continue to honour its obligations in the relationship with China, “as you are making a big difference, which we appreciate very much.”

The presidential spokesman also quoted Yi as applauding what he called the “mutual trust and sound personal friendship” between President Buhari and President Xi Jinping of China, noting that “it has guided the bilateral relationship between our two countries.”

He added that China loves to begin the year’s diplomatic work from Africa, and Nigeria was chosen as the first port of call in 2021, since the year marks the 50th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the two countries.

“The State Councillor described Nigeria as a country with great regional and international influence, adding: ‘We trust, understand and support each other. We will continue to value each other.’

“Mr Yi said his country would encourage Chinese companies to increase their investments in Nigeria, while China would also readily share experience and techniques in areas like digital economy, defence, and many others,” the statement added.

https://punchng.com/no-sustainable-development-without-adequate-infrastructure-says-buhari/

Re: Buhari: No Sustainable Development Without Adequate Infrastructure by CodeTemplar: 6:57pm On Jan 05
He is saying this to justify using ND oil earning of the future as collateral to loans funding projects in his backyard.

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Re: Buhari: No Sustainable Development Without Adequate Infrastructure by NaijaOlosho(f): 7:27pm On Jan 05
undecided

The worst president on earth speaking.
The first president to be lifeless on earth.
The most clueless president in the history of the world since creation.

Who takes him serious Only his cows and zombies.

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Re: Buhari: No Sustainable Development Without Adequate Infrastructure by MANNABBQGRILLS: 7:27pm On Jan 05
CodeTemplar:

He is saying this to justify using ND oil earning of the future as collateral to loans funding projects in his backyard.
The criminals and thieves you supported for 16 wasted years of looting and corruption borrowed money to pay Salaries and LOOT the rest, even when we made the highest profit in oil revenue in the historyof Nigeria,

And our darling Daddy is borrowing money to build infrastructures that have never been seen in the history of this nation.
Only the willfully blind will not see all the infrastructures being built all over the country.

And you told us not to love, Support and pray for this man, but we should rather support the thieves, looters and criminals y'all support?

We have got to a stage when PMB achievements can no longer be denied but hated.

Shame on the enemies of Nigeria,
Shame on the supporters of looters.

MAY BUHARI SUCCEED.

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Re: Buhari: No Sustainable Development Without Adequate Infrastructure by MANNABBQGRILLS: 7:27pm On Jan 05
Slow and steady we will get to the kind of country we deserve.

Kudos to our darling Daddy for all the good works he and his Vice president have been doing all over our darling nation.

Slow and steady, Nigeria will be great in our lifetime.

I HATE TRAINS.
I HATE BRIDGES.
I HATE RICE.
I HATE TALLEST BUILDING EAST OF THE NIGER



Let me give the background to this piece. I was reading some comments on Twitter early in the week, when I ran into this one by one Dr Ben Gbenro: “Why are some people allergic to good news about Nigeria? You are angry about the test-run of Lagos-Ibadan rail, you are angry about the development in Onne Port, but will eagerly amplify any negative news even if it’s not true. Something is wrong with you and I am here to tell you.”

Of course, that comment generated responses, both positive and negative. But the one that caught my fancy specially was by Ayekooto, who declared: “We have got to a stage when GMB achievements can no longer be denied but hated. I hate trains. I hate bridges. I hate rice.”

Very profound. A lot of people can no longer deny the many achievements of President Muhammadu Buhari, particularly in the area of infrastructure, building a new Nigeria, and so, they have decided to hate it. Sad. Very sad.

Nobody can deny that there are very serious challenges in the country, particularly in the areas of security, the economy, and standard of living generally. But that is not all there is to Nigeria of today, and those challenges are being addressed very robustly. That hymn says “behind a frowning providence, He hides a smiling face. His purposes will ripen fast, unfolding every hour.” We will surely see an end to the challenges, if we all work together, and eschew hate speeches.

Why then do some people choose to see and amplify only negative things? Why do they choose to remain willfully blind and deaf to positive things? And surrounded and confronted by salutary developments, they keep repeating; what has the Buhari administration achieved? Show us.

You tell them that just last weekend, there was a test run of the Lagos-Ibadan rail project, with brand new coaches that will begin commercial operation before the end of the year.That is happening in a country where we were told we couldn’t afford new coaches when our oil was selling at over 100 dollars per barrel. Now, at about 40 dollars per barrel, we are launching new coaches. Instead of giving credit to a prudent government, they just say; I hate trains.

Okay, if you hate trains, what of brand new airports in Abuja, Port Harcourt, Kano, Enugu, and others in the works? There was a time we were said to parade the worst airports in the world. But not any longer. Buhari reversed it in his four years. What do they say about that? They look up, look down, scratch their heads, and say; I hate airports. I’ve never even boarded a plane in my life, and I don’t want to board. Will I ever enter a plane if I’d been killed by bandits?

Okay. You hate airports and planes. What of bridges being built over rivers in different parts of the country, most especially the Second River Niger Bridge, which the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) built with mouth for 16 years. You tell them that the bridge is almost 50% done, and should be completed in the first quarter of 2022. There’s also the Loko-Oweto Bridge, linking Benue and Nasarawa States. It was started by a previous administration, but almost completed now. Like a cornered rat, their eyes dart furtively from corner to corner, seeking a hole to enter. Finding none, they tell you deadpan: I hate bridges.

Okay. All those are physical structures. So they want stomach infrastructure. You then tell them of the rice revolution, which has freed us from being a net importer of the product in the world. You point out that if Buhari hadn’t put his money where his mouth was, and encouraged us to go back to the land, causing rice farmers to rise from six to 12 million, we would have been in serious trouble when COVID-19 struck. How would we have imported rice, with all international borders closed, and no foreign exchange to even place orders? They pat their tummies gingerly, belch after a hearty meal, and then declare: I hate rice.

A Cancer Centre has been built and commissioned by President Buhari at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH). An ultra-modern diagnostic center also built and commissioned in Kano. And just this week, another diagnostic centre built at a cost of $5.5 million, was commissioned at the Federal Medical Centre, Umuahia, in Abia State. What do they say of all these? “I hate hospitals. May I never need to use any diagnostic centre. It is not my portion.”

You join them to say amen, since you don’t have a hateful heart. And you remind them that the largest ever vessel in the country, Maerskline Stadelhorn, with a length of 300 meters and width of 48 meters, berthed few days ago at Onne Port, in Rivers State. That is the biggest ever container vessel to berth in any part of Nigeria. Onne people were delirious with joy, and praised the government to high heavens, because no vessel had come to their port for 12 years, till August last year, under Buhari. You tell the naysayers the positive economic implications, but they refuse to listen. They dive under water, shouting as they go: We hate container vessels.

You then take them to Yenagoa, in Bayelsa State. Just last week, the skyline of South-south and South-East was transformed, as President Buhari commissioned the tallest Federal Government structure in the region, the 17-story Nigerian Content Tower, Headquarters of Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB).

The architectural masterpiece occupies an area equivalent to four football fields, and has a 1,000 seater conference centre plus a 10 MW power plant. Started in late 2015, now completed, all under Buhari. Engineer Simbi Wabote, Executive Secretary of the agency paid tribute to the resolve, determination and encouragement of the President, that saw the structure to completion in record time. And Wabote, third E.S of NCDMB in its 10 years history, has written his name in gold. Just because he has a supportive President.

Minister of State for Petroleum, Chief Timipre Sylvia, under whose tenure as Bayelsa State Governor the land was allocated for the project, declared: “The commissioning of this building is symbolic in many ways. It shows that Mr President is keen to see infrastructural development in every part of the country...It shows that skyscrapers and other laudable infrastructure can be built in the Niger Delta.”

But they say Buhari hasn’t achieved anything. You show them the 17-story building, and as they gaze skyward, their caps and headgear fall off. You pick the cap and headgear, dust and hand them back. And you ask, brothers and sisters, how now? Rather than admit defeat, they pull the caps and headgear over their eyes, and grumbled: We hate skyscrapers. They make us dizzy.

At that point, you pity them.
You realize that they need prayers.
They hate everything good.
They hate anything uplifting.
They hate development.
They hate their country.
They even hate themselves.


To the enemies of the country,
Children of hate, Frustrations and perdition,
Lovers of bad news,
The anointing wey all of us @MANNABBQGRILLS carry,
No be una Papa mate!

No Cap!

MAY BUHARI SUCCEED.

supereagle:
May PMB live long.
Amen and God bless you real good.
Happy New Year.

honor4me:
Ameen What a wonderful piece. A keen observant. We appreciate you as we appreciate the PMB and his team. Leave the children of hate alone. No prophet is ever liked in his time. They will come back to praise him and his good works when he has left the stage. For the present let’s just bear their cries and wailings
God bless you and God bless your parents for giving us a wise man like you.
You are one of the few sane people we have here.
Keep it up and Happy New Year! kiss

We moveeeee.....


Miracle1991:
thank God for democracy even Ashawo can abuse the president.
Hahahaha cheesy wink cheesy
U sef talk am patriot?
Wetin person no go read for Nairaland?
Orisirisi something grin cheesy wink

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Re: Buhari: No Sustainable Development Without Adequate Infrastructure by dyera: 7:27pm On Jan 05
But that's not enough reason to sell Nigeria off to the merciless Chinese.

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Re: Buhari: No Sustainable Development Without Adequate Infrastructure by nairaman66(m): 7:27pm On Jan 05
This man is the greatest scam artist of our time! Talking from both sides of his mouth. Does he even know the meaning of infrastructure?

What has he done from the numerous loans from China? He still needs more loans.. Criminal

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Re: Buhari: No Sustainable Development Without Adequate Infrastructure by Amuluonyenaego: 7:28pm On Jan 05
No-sustainable development without Adequate infrastructure = BUHARI

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Re: Buhari: No Sustainable Development Without Adequate Infrastructure by samdunzo: 7:28pm On Jan 05
Make una sell the country to chinko then... nonsense angry
Re: Buhari: No Sustainable Development Without Adequate Infrastructure by donprinyo: 7:28pm On Jan 05
script reader
Re: Buhari: No Sustainable Development Without Adequate Infrastructure by merryossai(m): 7:28pm On Jan 05
The mood in ASO ROCK when Buhari successfully pronounced the word "NO SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT WITHOUT ADEQUATE INFRASTRUCTURAL"

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Re: Buhari: No Sustainable Development Without Adequate Infrastructure by merits(m): 7:28pm On Jan 05
Omooba77:


https://punchng.com/no-sustainable-development-without-adequate-infrastructure-says-buhari/
Bubu continued saying rubbish and Femi Adeshina too should continue quoting rubbish.amotekun will come and arrest the two of you very soon.

Re: Buhari: No Sustainable Development Without Adequate Infrastructure by TONIOI: 7:28pm On Jan 05
Dis one don drink expired kunu again abi

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Re: Buhari: No Sustainable Development Without Adequate Infrastructure by MANNABBQGRILLS: 7:28pm On Jan 05
NigeriaB:
Please who has heard from Regina Daniels?
Haven't seen her posts on Instagram for some days now!
Her fans miss her!
God bless Nigeria!
Na dis one be your own concern for all the ogbonge matter wey dey happen for dis world now?
It is well with you o....

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Re: Buhari: No Sustainable Development Without Adequate Infrastructure by RapistOnBail: 7:28pm On Jan 05
embarassed

China is doing a good one by assisting Nigeria.

Nigerians must realize there’s always a price to pay for every goodwill amongst countries.

Re: Buhari: No Sustainable Development Without Adequate Infrastructure by NwaNimo1(m): 7:29pm On Jan 05
APC 2023....

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Re: Buhari: No Sustainable Development Without Adequate Infrastructure by motherlode: 7:29pm On Jan 05
Well said...

As sinister as this may sound coming from our great chef bubu.

This statement isn't wrong.

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Re: Buhari: No Sustainable Development Without Adequate Infrastructure by saxtaiwo: 7:29pm On Jan 05
2015 error president, useless human being

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Re: Buhari: No Sustainable Development Without Adequate Infrastructure by smartty68(m): 7:29pm On Jan 05
Where are the infrastructures?

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Re: Buhari: No Sustainable Development Without Adequate Infrastructure by NigeriaB(m): 7:30pm On Jan 05
Please who has heard from Regina Daniels?

Haven't seen her posts on Instagram for some days now!

Her fans miss her!




God bless Nigeria!
Re: Buhari: No Sustainable Development Without Adequate Infrastructure by Jestin: 7:30pm On Jan 05
Only one train na infrastructural development bubu?
Re: Buhari: No Sustainable Development Without Adequate Infrastructure by Miracle1991: 7:30pm On Jan 05
CodeTemplar:

He is saying this to justify using ND oil earning of the future as collateral to loans funding projects in his backyard.
pained ipob
Re: Buhari: No Sustainable Development Without Adequate Infrastructure by hisgrace090: 7:31pm On Jan 05
Yes!

Infrastructure is the key when in place.
Re: Buhari: No Sustainable Development Without Adequate Infrastructure by Kingspin(m): 7:31pm On Jan 05
Speaking grammar you don't even understand.

Nigeria just wasted another 8 years.
One doesn't need to be an anti-Buhari or supporter before saying YES.

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Re: Buhari: No Sustainable Development Without Adequate Infrastructure by Emissary1(m): 7:32pm On Jan 05
Hmmmmm

We just want to see the development, that's all...
Re: Buhari: No Sustainable Development Without Adequate Infrastructure by Miracle1991: 7:32pm On Jan 05
NaijaOlosho:
angry
Mumu talk
thank God for democracy even Ashawo can abuse the president.

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Re: Buhari: No Sustainable Development Without Adequate Infrastructure by Kkshanana90(m): 7:32pm On Jan 05
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