Buhari hails Nigerians in Diaspora..

..says Competitive Spirit, a Result of Good Education Acquired back Home

By Esther Odili

Nigeria’s President Muhamadu Buhari opined that the high level of expertise displayed by Nigerians abroad indicates the quality of education received back home.

The president made this assertion at a meeting with the minister of foreign affairs Arab Emirates, Shaikh Shakboot Alnahyan, during the Paris Peace Forum. The president further encouraged Nigerians in the diaspora to comply with the directives of their host countries.

President Muhammadu Buhari has showered praises on Nigerians living in the diaspora. In a statement issued by his special adviser on media and publicity, Femi Adesina and shared on Facebook, Buhari said that the competitiveness which Nigerians display abroad is an indication of the quality of education acquired back home.

The Punch reports that the President made this assertion when he met with the Minister of State Foreign Affairs of the United Arab Emirates, Shaikh Shakboot Alnahyan, at the sidelines of the Paris Peace Forum on Friday. President Muhammadu Buhari is impressed with the works of Nigerians living in the diaspora.

The statement titled ‘Nigerians Competitive Both Home And Abroad, President Buhari Tells UAE Minister.’

Adesina quoted Buhari as saying: “Nigerians are all over the place, very competitive. And the competitiveness starts from home, where they have acquired good education, gone into businesses, and then take all that abroad.” The President encouraged Nigerians in Diaspora to “subject themselves to the rules and standards of the country in which they live either as working class, or doing businesses.” He welcomed the offer by UAE to partner with Nigeria in the areas of renewable energy, agriculture, infrastructure logistics, and provision of vaccines to further control the COVID-19 pandemic.

On his part, Minister Alnahyan said his country “thinks very highly “of President Buhari’s leadership, noting that he was striving to “build a better future for generations to come.” He stated further that there were lots of Nigerians in his country “who add much value,” assuring that the headwinds of the recent past in the relationship “are now behind us.” Adesina said the Minister equally commended the Nigerian government for its robust tackling of violent extremism.

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