In Picture: Five accomplished Nigerians Buhari met in US

In Picture: Five accomplished Nigerians Buhari met in US

Sunday, April 3, 2016 9:08 am

Buhari with the 5 special Nigerians

From L-R: Jelani Aliyu, Yemi Badero, Professor Nwadiuto Esiobu, Buhari, Muriel Oduwole, Professor Austin Esogbue and Abike Dabiri-Erewa

President Muhammadu Buhari who returns home today from the United States created time Saturday to meet five distinguished Nigerians who have excelled in their areas of expertise.

It was a meeting unlike others where the President would meet all  US based Nigerians. This time, he had audience with five special Nigerians. They are:

Prof. Austin Esogbue, the only African to have served on the board of the United States’ National Aeronautical Space Agency,  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 so far interviewed 18 world leaders.

Buhari congratulated the quintet and pledge to set things right back home in Nigeria:

“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,’’ he added.



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