President Muhammadu Buhari has vowed that his administration will proceed to defend the curiosity of Nigerians wherever they might be because the nation begins evacuation of residents in Ukraine amid the invasion of Russia.
Buhari Speaks On Evacuation Of Nigerians In Ukraine
An announcement by the Particular Adviser to the President, Femi Adesina, quoted the president talking on Thursday in Nairobi, Kenya at a Townhall Assembly with some Nigerians within the nation.
Buhari, who was represented on the occasion by the Minister of Overseas Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, promised to defend Nigerians wherever they might be on this planet, particularly now that many are stranded in Ukraine amid its battle with Russia.
He mentioned, “On our half as a Authorities, we will proceed to defend the pursuits of all Nigerians wherever they might be. We have now demonstrated this over time, as now we have had trigger to evacuate our residents in hurt’s method overseas.
“We did it in Libya, South Africa and now we have simply commenced doing the identical in Ukraine, the place hundreds of our residents, particularly college students, are trapped by the continuing battle between Russia and Ukraine.”
President Buhari additionally recommended Nigerians in Kenya for the unity that exists amongst them. He requested them to respect the legal guidelines and be good ambassadors of Nigeria.
He mentioned the Nigerians in Diaspora Fee (NiDCOM) was established because of the dedication of the present administration to forge a partnership with the ‘ambassadors-at massive’ in direction of constructing the nation collectively.
In keeping with the president, as a part of his diasporan agenda, “we anticipate your willingness to ‘give again’ to Nigeria, a few of your assets, abilities, expertise and international publicity within the growth of our nice nation, Nigeria”.
He requested the ambassadors to key into the programmes of NiDCOM, particularly the Nigerian Diaspora Funding Belief Fund of which mandate is holistic for all Nigerians overseas.
The president added that the platform will help them to expeditiously contribute to the event of their fatherland.
He additionally assured them that his administration is forging forward with the availability of essential infrastructure for the collective prosperity of all regardless of the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic and actions of insurgents.
Abike Dabiri-Erewa, chief govt officer of NiDCOM, appreciated the ambassadors for honouring the invitation, asking them to register with the fee in an effort to have an up-to-date database for simple interface.
On his half, Nicholas Ozor, president of Nigerians in Diaspora (Kenya), expressed his appreciation to the president for at all times assembly with them each time he’s within the nation.
Ozor requested the president to intervene in a few of the challenges confronting them, such because the stoppage of visa on arrival for Nigerians; delay in getting pupil allow; obstacles to ease of doing enterprise, and undue destructive profiling of Nigerians.
KanyiDaily remembers that President Muhammadu Buhari had additionally accredited $8.5 million for the evacuation of 5,000 Nigerians stranded because of the Russia-Ukraine battle.