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Earnings from oil can’t take care of Nigeria’s needs – President Buhari

President Buhari who received Carlos Trejo Sosa, outgoing Cuban ambassador to Nigeria at the presidential villa in Abuja on Thursday November 28, stated that Nigeria is rich in petroleum resources, the earnings from oil is not enough to take care of the country’s needs.

In the statement released by Femi Adesina, Buhari was quoted as saying he was pleased with the relationship between Cuba and Nigeria, particularly the hand of fellowship extended in the area of health care and transfer of knowledge.

“We have deficit in infrastructure, in education, health care, and many other areas, but Cuba has always been helpful,” the president was quoted to have said.

“What we earn from oil does not meet our needs, and we can use any assistance we get. Cuba has always been friendly and helpful.”

On his part, Sosa said his five years and nine days in Nigeria were filled with “warmth, love and friendship,” adding that he would never forget the country.

“I am not just being polite, I mean every word. We appreciate Nigeria a great deal,” Sosa was quoted to have said.