The President also added that "If they had used 50 per cent of the money we made when oil prices went as high as $143 per barrel, and stabilised at $100 with production at 2.1 million barrels per day for many years, Nigerians would have minded their business". Shehu had also said the president would also meet the Chief Executive Officer of Royal Dutch Plc, Mr.
He, however, commended Nigerians who are in the diaspora defending the country, stressing that they have shown courage and sacrifice.
President Buhari further recalled that Nigeria and Britain have a long history of cooperation on several fronts.
The President acknowledged that it was a mistake for Nigeria to have stopped the teaching of history as a subject in schools and promised that the Federal Government would return it to the curriculum. But luckily, they are now going back to the farms.
Buhari also briefed the Prime Minister on the strides in agriculture, which he said had put Nigeria firmly on the road to food self-sufficiency. Even professionals are going back to the land. "So, whatever you say doesn't deny the fact that we are in serious trouble because we have the wrong leader, we have the wrong group, we have the wrong party".
Mr Buhari, who was represented by the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, said truly Niyass had contributed greatly to the development of Islam in Africa, Asia and in Europe through his write-up.
In her remark, the British Prime Minister said Britain would continue to work with Nigeria in the areas of training and equipping the military. In this age of technology, education is very important.
She was particular about abduction of young schoolgirls by Boko Haram, noting that Britain would continue to give Nigeria needed assistance.
The Prime Minister, however, commended President Buhari's administration for "making good progress on the economy", and urged it to maintain the focus despite approaching elections and the increase in political activities.
The President, who noted that Nigeria was gifted with tremendous human and natural resources, regretted that the failure of some of the leadership the nation had in the past led to the inability of his administration to capitalise on resources to improve the lot of the people.