Abuja - Information and Culture Minister Lai Mohammed has stated that Nigeria almost turned into a pariah state due to corruption and insecurity present during former President Goodluck Jonathan's tenure, Punch reports.
Speaking during an address at the Presidential Villa on Wednesday, Mohammed argued that before Buhari's journey into office, high levels of corruption had discouraged investors from investing much-needed funds into the country.
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While addressing gains made of Buhari's recent foreign trips, Mohammed revealed that the trips were an opportunity for the President to address such issues as climate change, corruption and insecurity that are currently being faced in Nigeria.
He argued that the President cannot stay stagnant and remain unconcerned about developments around the world, citing the fact that the world is a "global village" as the reason behind his utterances.
According to Mohammed, positive outcomes have stemmed from Buhari's meetings with ministers of other states, saying that economic ties have been strengthened as a result of these.
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