FG hails global endorsement of President Buhari, appeals for continuous support from Nigerians

The Minister of Information and Culture,
Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has hailed the
ringing global endorsement which
President Muhammadu Buhari received
from world leaders during his recent trip
to the US for the 71st session of the UN
General Assembly, and appealed to
Nigerians to continue to support the
President.
In a statement issued in Lagos on
Sunday, the Minister said it was
particularly delightful to hear from world
leaders that President Buhari’s determined
and committed leadership as well as his
integrity have given Nigeria a positive
image in the comity of nations.
He said the global community’s
appreciation of the giant strides that have
been made by President Buhari’s
Administration in fighting terrorism and
corruption, as well as in deftly managing
the nation’s economy at a time of global
economic downturn, is an indication that
the Administration is on course in its
quest to ensure a better life for the
people.
”These three areas (economy, security and
the fight against corruption) are the
priorities of the Buhari’s Administration,
and its efforts have not gone unnoticed
globally, despite the attempts by
naysayers to pull the wool over the eyes
of Nigerians. World leaders including US
President Barrack Obama, UN Secretary-
General Ban Ki-moon, French President
Francois Hollande and Switzerland’s
President Johann Schneider-Ammann all
took turns to extol President Buhari’s
leadership.
”This should be a source of hope and
pride to Nigerians, who have borne the
brunt of the difficulties associated with
the current economic downturn as well as
the country’s negative global image in the
past. While thanking Nigerians for their
perseverance, there is no doubt that by
continuing to give their unalloyed support
to the President, they will be ensuring that
these tough times will not last,” Alhaji
Mohammed said.
He said the fact that the President was
able to highlight and seek a global
rallying point on critical issues issues
during his trip will have a positive effect
on the country.
”The President sent ‘a clear and direct
message’ to world leaders on such issues
as poverty, climate change, terrorism,
plight of IDPs arising from Boko Haram
activities, diversification of the economy
and the creation of enabling environment
for Foreign Direct Investment in Nigeria.
”The timing of the President’s message
and the platform in which he highlighted
those issues could not have been more
apt, and this will undoubtedly complement
the Administration’s efforts at tackling
those key issues,” the Minister said.
He also expressed the optimism that the
country will soon begin to reap the
benefits of the US-Africa Business Forum
and the meeting with top Nigerians
professionals, which took place on the
sidelines of the UN General Assembly.

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