Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, disclosed this in a statement.
Shehu qouted Bezos to have said, ‘‘We are fortunate to have President Buhari of Nigeria with us today.
‘‘Nigeria plays a critical role in the restoration movement and has pledged to restore 4 million hectares of degraded lands. This kind of ambition coming from Africa’s largest economy underscores just how vital this issue is.’’
Buhari had used the occasion of his address to appeal to fellow leaders to continue to make concerted efforts at land restoration.
Buhari said, ‘‘I am optimistic that Africa’s ambition of restoring over 100million hectares of the degraded landscape for productive agriculture is achievable.’’
“The President also pledged Nigeria’s unalloyed commitment to expanding the achievements of the GGW programme in Africa from the enviable status attained under the leadership of President Mohamed Ould Ghazouani of Mauritania.