Garba Shehu, Senior Special Assistant to President Buhari on Media and Publicity, says the different foreign trips embarked upon by the president are not ”sightseeing” but are very important for the development of the economy.
Garba said this in a recent interview with Channels TV. Rubbishing claims made by members of the opposition that the foreign trips are unnecessary, Garba said the economy needs these trips made by President Buhari as foreign investors are willing to talk to him because they know he is a serious man.
“In each of the trips, we try to let Nigerians know what the things the president has achieved; and so, we are making progress, the economy needs the trips because much of it actually comes on account of who the president is.
They (investors) are looking at a serious man and are ready to do business with him. I think Nigerians should comfort themselves in the fact that they have a president who is respected around the globe and the name of whom can fetch a lot of good things for Nigerians.” he said
President Buhari on Saturday, November 2nd, left Saudi Arabia for the United Kingdom where he will be for two weeks.