The president of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari, has claimed the West African nation and Africa’s largest economy is “unarguably’ the most prosperous Black nation in the world .Buhari recently made those comments during the unveiling of Nigeria’s 60th independence anniversary logo.
The President said this when he spoke at the unveiling ceremony of the theme and logo for the nation’s 60th independence anniversary in Abuja on the 16th of September.
“Today, we stand on the threshold of history as we formally begin a series of activities commemorating Nigeria’s Diamond Anniversary.Buhari said
He further said ‘‘In the same vein, the pear green and dark green colours should respectively remind us of our warmth, welcoming spirit and love as well as the abundant wealth inherent in our human capital and the richness of our land”
However, Nigerians disagreed with their president Mohammed Buhari on social media over his comment that the country is the most prosperous black nation in the world and Africa’s largest economy. and it had a lot of people questioning, why are Nigerians scattered all over the world.
Nigeria has overtaken South Africa as Africa’s largest economy. And with over 200 million people, it is the largest market in the continent, its population nearly twice the size of Ethiopia (110 million) or Egypt (102 million).
Since the late 1960s it has been based primarily on the petroleum industry. It is ranked as the 27th-largest economy in the world in terms of nominal GDP, and the 24th-largest in terms of purchasing power parity.
The federal government has projected that Nigeria’s economy will recover from the effect of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in the first quarter of 2021.