Nigeria’s president, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), has said Saudi Arabia has been quite kind to Nigeria.

This was disclosed in a statement by Special Adviser to the President (Media and Publicity), Femi Adesina,
on his verified Facebook page.

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday played host to the Saudi Arabian Minister of Foreign Affairs at the State House, Abuja.

Receiving HRH Prince Faisal Bin Farhan Al-Saud, the President in a statement by Presidential spokesman, Femi Adesina, said with Nigeria’s large population and infrastructural deficit, the country needed all the revenue it could get from oil, a mainstay of the economy, “and Saudi Arabia has been very kind to us, making sacrifice by reducing production to accommodate us a number of times.”

President Buhari noted that the relationship between the two countries is very strong, “and dates back in time, both at the personal and national levels.”

It is long and steadfast,” the President added,” the statement read in part.

Prince Al-Saud, in his remark, said the two countries have good prospects both economically and politically, not just among the leaders, but also the people, stating that there’s still a lot both countries can do together.