Tuesday, June 28, 2022
Home Polity 2023: Buhari Warns Foreign Govts Against Meddling In Nigeria’s Politics

2023: Buhari Warns Foreign Govts Against Meddling In Nigeria’s Politics

- Advertisement -
- Advertisement -
- Advertisement -
- Advertisement -

Ahead of the 2023 general elections, President Muhammadu Buhari has warned diplomats to stay within the limits of their schedules and not intrude in the internal politics of the country

The president gave the warning at the presentation of Letters of Credence for the Ambassadors of Czech Republic, Zdenek Krejci; Italy, Stephano De Leo; Spain, Juan Ignacio Sell Sanz and Israel, Michael Shual Freeman at the State House, Abuja on Thursday.

“You are assuming your diplomatic responsibilities in Nigeria at very interesting political period as Nigeria’s national elections are due in early 2023.

“As you settle down in the face of these developments, it is my hope that you will also be guided by diplomatic practice, to ensure that your activities remain within the limits of your profession as you monitor the build-up to and the conduct of the general elections next year,’’ he said.

The president called for the support of the envoys in tackling rising global insecurity, and strengthening of communality.“We are living in unprecedented times and with so many uncertainties, especially with the outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic, the rise in global insecurity and the devastation of our environments caused by Climate Change among other existential threats to our collective peace, progress and shared values.

See also  Constitution Review: INEC Seeks Replacement of Manual With Electronic Voting

“Different factors that accounted for these challenges go beyond the abilities of any single country to effectively contain alone. Matters of security have become the business of all the nations of the world to work closely together to build consensus in order to overcome these challenges.

See also  Nobody Can Bring Down Buhari Govt – Presidency

“For us in Nigeria,  we continue to make steady progress despite the daunting challenges, especially in the areas of insecurity, fight against corruption, diversification of the economy, and our efforts in promoting good governance, among other aspirations,’’ he said.

He noted that Nigeria’s differences and divergence in culture and religion had contributed immensely in cementing unity, as a people, as well as spurring religious tolerance and respect for one another.

See also  Tight Security In Maiduguri As Buhari Visits

Buhari urged the Ambassadors to build lasting friendships in the course of performing their duties that will go beyond their assignments in Nigeria.

On the regional level, the president said Nigeria would continue to work with other member-states of ECOWAS and regional blocs to deal with the problems of terrorism, trans-border crimes, banditry, maritime issues and unconstitutional change of government.

“We are engaging in frank self-retrospection in order to identify and isolate appropriate containment strategies that can help de-escalate the drift into the unconstitutional seizure of power in the sub region,’’ he said.

The president assured of partnership and mutual cooperation in canvassing more Foreign Direct Investments (FDI) in healthcare system, education, infrastructure, local manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, agribusiness and transportation.

“The countries which you all represent, namely, Czech Republic, Republic of Italy, Kingdom of Spain and State of Israel, enjoy very cordial bilateral relations and cooperation with Nigeria that span across our socio-economic and cultural spheres.

See also  President Buhari’s 2020 Christmas Message to Nigerians

“Therefore, the envious task of building on the successes of your respective predecessors will further advance our relations to significant heights for the benefits of our countries and peoples.

See also  How We Were Stripped of Our Roles in Governance -Traditional Rulers

“As you settle down to your diplomatic responsibilities, I am sure that you will appreciate the uniqueness and strength in our country’s political, socio-economic and cultural diversities, in terms of both human and natural resources,’’ the president said.

Responding on behalf of the diplomats, the Ambassador of Czech Republic assured the President of “comprehensive cooperation’’ of the representatives.

Krejc said the envoys would work for the development of Nigeria, through strengthening of mutual and beneficial relations with their countries. 

© 2022, Scud News. All rights reserved.

- Advertisement -

Most Popular

Evah Hails Pa Edwin Clark @ 95, Says Contributions To Humanity Unprecedented

President of the Delta Izon Community in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Prince James Evah has described elder statesman and a...

OPINION: Delta 2023: Towards Achieving The Ijaw Dream

The Ijaws have been at the forefront in Delta State since the wake of this political dispensation in 1998.

99-Year-old Imo Farmer’s Passionate Message To Buhari

A 99-year-old farmer in Imo State has made a passionate appeal to President Muhammadu Buhari on the state of the nation and offered advice.

10 Women Raped As Bandits Kill 360 Persons In Kaduna, Abduct 1, 389

Bandits in Kaduna State murdered 360 residents and abducted 1, 389 persons within a period of three months, the state government have said.

© 2020 – 2021, Scud News. All rights reserved.

%d bloggers like this: