Buhari today said the sudden fall in oil price in the international
market has made Nigeria to become a poor country. He said this while
speaking at a meeting with the executive director of the United Nations
Population Fund (UNFPA) and under secretary-general of the United
Nations, Babatunde Osotimehin, at the state House Abuja today August
“It has been a very difficult year for Nigeria.
Before we came to office, petroleum sold for about $100 per barrel. Then
it crashed to $37, and now oscillates between $40 and $45 per barrel.
Suddenly, we’re a poor country, but commitment to transparency and
accountability is not making people know that there is severe