By Emeka Okafor
Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari has returned to Abuja, the capital, after spending four days in to Paris, France, to attend the African Finance Summit.
Buhari touched down at the Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport in Abuja on Thursday evening.
He left Nigeria for the summit on Sunday where he also met with France President, Emmanuel Macron.
Buhari discussed the growing security threats in Sahel and Lake Chad region, political relations, and economic ties with Macron during his stay.
The President, while in Paris, met with Nigerians living in that country.
He also met with the Chairman and CEO of Total, Patrick Pouyanné, where he said his administration was laying foundation for the country’s full gas potential.
He had told the Total Chairman that “Nigeria is more a gas country than a crude oil country”, adding that his administration would work hard to enhance fiscal stability that will favour the country and potential investors.
“Our administration is laying a solid foundation for Nigeria to realise its full gas potential.
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“TOTAL has been an important part of Nigeria’s oil and gas journey for decades, and we thank them for their consistency. We will continue to work hard to enhance fiscal stability that will favour them and other investors in Nigeria.
“We also welcome their interest in expanding their investments not only in oil and gas in Nigeria, but also in renewable energy, and other areas. Nigeria and TOTAL will continue to be strong partners for investment and development, for the mutual benefit of both parties”, he said during the meeting.