Amina Mohammed, Deputy Secreatary-General of the United Nations, has said the Nigerian economy is moving in the right direction albeit slowly.
She said this on Thursday at the headquarters of the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment in Abuja.
“This is a country that is diverse in nature, ethnicity, religious backgrounds and opportunities. But these are its strengths, not weaknesses,” she said.
“And I think the narrative for Nigeria has to change to one that is very much the reality.
“What I saw along the way is really a country that is growing, that is moving in the right direction both economically. Is it fast enough? No. Is it in the right direction? Yes it is.
“And the challenges still remain with security, our social cohesion and social contract between government and the people. But I know that people are working on these issues.”
She said the UN recognised the reforms in Nigeria and other nations, adding that the common global agenda was the Sustainable Development Goals.
Mohammad commended Nigeria’s quick response to the COVID-19 pandemic, adding that there would be more pandemic and the country must prepare a strong healthcare system.