President Muhammadu Buhari Saturday in
Washington DC assured Nigerians in the diaspora of his administration’s determination to move the country forward as rapidly as possible.
Speaking at an audience with a group of Nigerians who have distinguished themselves in various professions in the United States, President Buhari
said that the present administration is fully
committed to correcting the errors that have hindered Nigeria’s progress as a nation.
“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
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.
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.


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