I Can’t Tell US What To Do – Buhari On Low Import Of Nigeria’s Crude
President Muhammadu Buhari says he did not discuss America’s low patronage of Nigeria’s crude oil with US President Donald Trump during their meeting yesterday, because he “can’t tell the US what to do”.
The US, initially used to be the largest importer of Nigeria’s crude, but reduced its import on increased exploration of shale.
Trump recently queried the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) for creating artificial scarcity so as to increase the price of Brent crude.
A reporter had asked Buhari: “The US import of crude oil from Nigeria has visibly gone down, did you discuss the need for the US to improve its import of crude from Nigeria (during their meeting)?”
Buhari, in turn, responded: “No. I can’t tell the US what to do. Luckily for us, we have got market for our crude oil. But the progress made by the US in technology is certainly frightening for our mono economy.
“I hope technology will allow them to use our crude for its quality from petrochemicals.”