President Muhammadu Buhari has revealed that Nigerians are very competitive because they acquired good education from the country before leaving.
Buhari stated this during a meeting with Shakhboot Al Nahyan, the Minister of Foreign Affairs in the United Arab Emirates, on the sidelines of the Paris Peace Forum.
According to a statement issued by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, the president urged Nigerians to always strive to be good ambassadors of the country when they are outside the shores of Nigeria by always abiding by the rules of their host countries.
He said, “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.”
Buhari welcomed the offer by the 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 Shakboot 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 said 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.
We want to secure, deepen and strengthen the association for the future. We have a lot in common. We may be taking small steps, but they are leading somewhere.”
On proposed investments in Nigeria, Alnahyan said it would be a win-win situation, “which would bring hope and opportunities for people in both countries. We want to come and add quality and value.”
He equally commended the Nigerian government for its robust tackling of violent extremism.
KanyiDaily recalls that President Muhammadu Buhari had also claimed that his wife, Aisha, had many sleepless nights while trying to improve the lives of Nigerians.