Buhari congratulates Greece on 200th anniversary

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President Muhammadu Buhari has attributed the current state of food sufficiency that is being witnessed in the country to the foreign investments in agriculture sector by Greek nationals and others.

Buhari, who singled out Greece and her people for commendation, said that Greek nationals across Nigeria have impacted positively on their host communities and the country in general.

This was contained in a goodwill message issued by the President’s spokesman, Femi Adesina, to the people of Greece as they celebrate the 200th anniversary of Hellenic Republic founding.

According to the statement, Buhari noted that all avenues would be explored in strengthening bilateral ties between Nigeria and Greece.

“Nigeria values the significant investments Greek nationals have made in the food and agro-allied industry, contributing substantially to food sufficiency and security in Nigeria,” the statement quoted Buhari to have said while reflecting on the long standing ties between both countries.

“The President recognises the indelible marks of Greek ingenuity and scholarship in the world of arts, literature, science, sports and industry, and prays that this august occasion, which will surely bring fond memories of the forebears of the Greek nation, will inspire the present generation to greater successes.”

It added, “As a nation whose long history of strength, survival and innovation has helped it surmount political, economic and security challenges, President Buhari looks forward to a future of peace, stability and prosperity, under strong democratic institutions and governance.

Buhari wishes President Katerina Sakellaropoulou and the people of Greece celebrating on March 25 in Nigeria, Greece and around the world a happy Independence Day and Bicentennial anniversary.