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Buhari ‘Building Nigeria will take time,’ John Kerry tells President

United States Secretary of State, John Kerry also praised President Muhammadu Buhari for his administration’s fight against Boko Haram.

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United States Secretary of State, John Kerry has said that building Nigeria will take time.

Kerry made the comment while meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari in Washington on Wednesday, March 30, 2016.

“You know there are challenges.  That’s what your election was about.  And so we are all aware that the world right now is facing many different challenges in terms of governance in various parts of the world and for various reasons: absence of capital, absence of structure, having to build capacity,” Kerry said according to Punch.

“These things take time.  Nobody is pretending that it’s an overnight operation.  It wasn’t for us.  And some people sometimes are very revisionist in America about our own history, but we’ve gone through some very difficult periods and very difficult issues.

“We’ve been through a history.  And what we’re trying to do is, really, share with people the shortcut, if you will – how you can manage to avoid some of the mistakes that we’ve made in the course of our own development in ways that can embrace the hopes and the aspirations of millions upon millions of people. That’s what this is about.

“The United States, let me be clear, is very encouraged by President Buhari’s commitment to an economy that is more diversified, less dependent on a single commodity for export earnings, and that means we need to develop sustainability,” he added.

Kerry also praised Buhari for his administration’s fight against Boko Haram.


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