President Muhammadu Buhari says the real impact of coming out recession will be better felt when ordinary Nigerians experience a change in their living conditions.
President Buhari, who received the President of Niger, Alhaji Mahamadou Issoufou, at his country home in Daura, Katsina state told newsmen that he was "very happy" to hear the country was finally out of recession.
He added that the real gain should be improved conditions for Nigerians.
Responding to questions from newsmen, the President said, "Certainly I should be happy for what it is worth. I am looking forward to ensuring that the ordinary Nigerian feels the impact."
While commending the managers of the economy for their hard work and commitment, President Buhari stressed that more work needed to be done to improve the growth rate.
He also said, "until coming out of recession translates into meaningful improvement in peoples’ lives, our work cannot be said to be done."
In his remarks, the Nigerien President said he was most delighted to see President Buhari in good health, praying that the almighty God would continue to strengthen him.
President Issoufou said he used the opportunity of the visit to discuss some bilateral and regional issues with President Buhari, which included the fight against Boko Haram, the economic challenges in the Lake Chad Basin and other developmental concerns that directly affect the livelihood of the citizens of both countries.topics from