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Don advises Buhari to focus on military training, others during US visit

17 July 2015, 21:46

Abuja - A lecturer, Dr Uche Uwaleke, has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to focus on how to attract increased U.S. investment in Nigeria as well as training for the military during his visit to the U.S.

He also urged the president to seek the assistance of his U.S. counterpart, Mr Barack Obama, in the anti-corruption campaign.

Uwaleke, an Associate Professor of Finance at Nasarawa State University, Keffi, made the suggestion in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on Friday.

The lecturer spoke against the background of the president’s state visit to the U.S. on Sunday.

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"Our president should also discuss the issue of corruption, that is in the area of funding and assisting Nigeria to repatriate looted funds,’’ he said.

Uwaleke said the president should explore ways of attracting increased U.S. investment in Nigeria, including the purchase of crude oil.

He said that the U.S. needed to collaborate with Nigeria in the fight against insurgency through capacity building of the military to enable them to deal with the challenge.

"Insurgency is something we were not prepared for, that was not the kind of training our military had but now there is a need for them to be trained to combat it.

"The U.S. has the expertise in that field, so it can help in providing same to our military,’’ Uwaleke said.

He also urged the president to seek for help in the area of mechanised agriculture to boost its contribution to the Gross Domestic Product. 



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