As President pledges to protect Diaspora Nigerians
By Johnbosco Agbakwuru – Abuja
Nigerians in Russia have told President Muhammadu Buhari that they are proud of him for his display maturity and patriotism by visiting South Africa at the wake of xenophobic attacks on Nigerians in the country.
This is as Chief executive Buhari has promised that his administration will protect Nigerians in home and in the diaspora.
The Leader met with the cross-section of Nigerians in Sochi, Russia upon the sidelines of their official visit for the Russia – Africa Summit.
In his remarks at the interactive session along with the Us president, the Director of Nigerians in Diaspora Organisation (NIDO) in The ussr, Chukwujeku Ejike Sam-Fester, said President Buhari demonstrated a high sense associated with maturity and patriotism by visiting South Africa on October 3rd, 2019, to discuss issues relating to attacks on foreigners, including Nigerians, in the united states.
He said, “We are happy of you for taking that step to reconcile not only Nigeria and South Africa but the entire continent. ”
Sam-Fester urged the government to extend gestures like the National Identity Card, BVN, 10-year validity passport and encourage more participation in governance by inviting professionals within foreign countries to provide services.
The President inside a statement by his / her Senior Special Assistant about Media plus Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu promised to stretch government’s reach in addition to capacity throughout protecting all Nigerians, not minding the distance.
He stated, “The life of every Nigerian, around every part of the world matters. ”
This individual told a gathering regarding students and even professionals on Sochi, towards the conclusion involving his three-day visit in order to Russia, where he participated in the particular Russia-Africa Peak that had about 40 Heads connected with State together with governments participating that, “Our government will protect Nigerians at home, and additionally abroad,. ’
President Buhari said typically the Nigeria Diaspora Commission, headed by Abike Dabiri-Erewa, was established to ensure a forward and backward link for all Nigerians living outside this country by catering for their safety and needs, and providing a platform for many who would like to contribute to be able to the development of the country with their skills, knowledge not to mention resources.
“Don’t forget your home, ’’ the Web design manager said, advising all Nigerians living during foreign nations to be law-abiding and work very hard to excel in their studies and chosen careers.
The particular President assured that the administration will certainly always be people-focused, pointing out that all the programmes of often the administration experienced been tailored to buoy the economy and safeguard the poor and vulnerable.
“We must create jobs to meet your growing demands in the nation, and also we are looking at agriculture already, ’’ he added.
Lead designer Buhari noted that the exact government also introduced Social Investment Programmes to directly impact the very lives with poor people.
“Yesterday I met with Russian President, Vladimir Putin and we discussed some of the areas for shared interest which includes pushing for diversification of the economy in agriculture and solid minerals. Incidentally, we have the lot in common.
“Russia exports crude oil like Nigeria, and it is a second-largest producer of gas in the world. A lot can be learnt from their journey. We will collaborate for agriculture, oil and gas, and strong minerals exploration, ’’ this individual said.
Typically the Nigerian Ambassador, Prof Steve Davies Ugbah, said the main President got restored finally, the pride of all Nigerians simply by consistently meeting with citizens through countries he or she visited.
In her comments, a Nigeria female student in Spain, Kadija Mohammed Babanzara, commended the Belonging to the for consistency in that payment about bursaries for you to students.
“Since you came into power, our bursaries are paid found in full as well as timely. We are grateful, ’’ she mentioned.