Sunday, April 3, 2016 9:08 am
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.