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06 November 2019

Nigeria is moving away from oil dependence

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo says Nigeria is in the process of moving its economy away from dependence on oil.

Osinbajo’s spokesman, Laolu Akande, in a statement, said the vice president stated this while receiving a delegation from Nicaragua on Tuesday at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

Osinbajo received the Nicaraguan Minister of Foreign Affairs, Denis Colindres, and the Nicaraguan Minister for Special Delegation of the President for Africa, Middle East and Arab, Mohamed Lashtar.

The vice president also received on behalf of President Muhammadu Buhari, a special message from the President of Nicaragua, Daniel Ortega.

He said emphasis was on sectors such as; agriculture, mining, solid minerals and manufacturing.

Osinbajo said Nigeria and the Republic of Nicaragua shared the same view on the need to strengthen existing bilateral relations and expand economic ties.

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