Buhari meets 5 special Nigerians in US, pledges change at home

Buhari meets 5 special Nigerians in US, pledges change at home

Saturday, April 2, 2016 8:38 pm

Buhari and Obama

Buhari and Obama. In the middle is Foreign minister, Goeffrey Onyeama. Behund Obama is Susan Rice

President Muhammadu Buhari Saturday in Washington DC met a select group of Nigerians in the diaspora and expressed  his administration’s determination to move the country forward as rapidly as possible.

The Nigerians received by President Buhari included Prof. Austin Esogbue, the only African to have served on the board of the United States’ National Aeronautical Space Agency.

Others were Jelani Aliyu, a leading car designer with General Motors, Prof. Nwadiuto Esiobu, a renowned Microbiologist and Biochemist, Dr. Yemi Badero, an Assistant Professor of Medicine and 13-year old Muriel Oduwole who has interviewed  18 world leaders.

Speaking at an audience with the  group, President Buhari said that the present administration is fully committed to correcting the errors that have hindered Nigeria’s progress as a nation.

Buhari with the 5 special Nigerians

Buhari with the 5 special Nigerians. His SSA Foreign Affairs and diaspora, Abike is firdt right

“We are determined to get things done properly this time and God willing, we shall succeed.

“We are working diligently to correct our mistakes as a nation. We will rehabilitate  and expand national infrastructure, and move forward as quickly as possible,” the President assured the group.

President Buhari also said that his administration will maintain contacts with Nigerian professionals in the diaspora and see how they can be best placed to contribute effectively to national development if they choose to come back home.

The President congratulated the five Nigerians he met with for their exceptional accomplishments, saying that he was very proud of them all.

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