President Muhammadu Buhari has called on ambassadors-designate, consuls-general, and charge’ d’ Affairs to keep Nigeria’s bright light shining to bring honor to the nation.
During a virtual induction /orientation held at the National Intelligence Agency, NIA, auditorium, the President stated this.
In a statement that the Special Adviser issued to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, yesterday, the President told the diplomats to uphold the government’s policy direction, particularly the nine priorities.
He further urged them to promote trade, human capacity development, foreign direct investment, and other partnerships with countries at national and multilateral levels to promote national growth and development.
He said: “You must not forget that you have been posted to your respective bilateral and multilateral missions to represent and project Nigeria as a tremendous and indivisible nation and a desirable investment destination.
“In our effort to achieve realistic development-oriented domestic and foreign policies, the government has identified nine priority areas to guide our policy directions and thrust within the time frame of 2019-2023.
“These are: build a thriving and sustainable economy; enhance social inclusion and reduce poverty; enlarge agricultural output for food security and export; attain energy sufficiency in power and petroleum products; expand transport and other infrastructural development; expand business opportunities, entrepreneurship and industrialization expand access to quality education, affordable healthcare and productivity of Nigerians.”
The President also pointed out the priorities: building a system to fight corruption, improve governance, create social cohesion and improve security for all.
“I, therefore, urge all of you to be guided by these identified priority goals, as well as your various station charters which highlight specific mandates and guidelines on government’s expectation. We expect you to fight hard for Nigeria and for Nigerians abroad.”
“You must strive to promote trade, human capacity development, foreign direct investment, and other areas of cooperation with countries at national and multilateral levels to support our national growth and development,” Buhari said.