President Muhammadu Buhari says the Federal Government is doing its best
to correct and reverse the terrible mismanagement the country has
experienced in the past.
He said this on Wednesday when he
received a delegation of non-career ambassadors, who came to the State
House, Abuja, to congratulate him on his re-election, adding that he
believes that “with some luck, our best will be good enough.”
He was quoted as saying this in a statement issued by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina.
Buhari further stated that Nigeria was trying to live within her means,
“so we can improve our lot,” adding that government was determined to
upgrade the country’s profile, both locally and internationally.
noted that it would be inexcusable for government not to take care of
its Ambassadors in their various stations, hence the special attention
being paid to the country’s foreign missions.
Ambassador Ashimiyu Olaniyi, who spoke on behalf of delegation said the
President’s election in 2015, and his recent re-election, are divine
interventions in the affairs of the country.
“You are God-sent. You
have always come on stage at the critical moments of our national
history to right the wrongs of the past,” Olaniyi said.
that the President would be remembered “as an astute political leader
who does not interfere in the political affairs of states,” noting that
the singular quality has given credibility to all elections conducted
The delegation submitted that apart from records of
achievements in the three focal areas of securing the country, reviving
the economy, and fighting corruption, his “integrity” is responsible for
The ambassadors appreciated the intervention funds
that were released to various missions abroad, and pledged continued
loyalty and support to the Buhari administration.