Nigeria’s future bright, important to global peace – Envoy
April 25, 2012 in Nigerian Current Affairs
Nigeria’s future bright, important to global peace – Envoy Prof. Ade Adefuye, the Nigerian Ambassador to the U. S, says the country’s future is bright and important to global peace and stability.
He stated this at a panel conversation with the theme “The Future of Nigeria,’’organised by the Institute of Politics, Harvard University, Cambridge, U. S on Monday.
Panelists in the conversation included a former U. S Ambassador to Nigeria, Walter Carrington and Monica Toft, an Associate Professor of Public Policy at the University.
According to Adefuye , the nation’s future is bright because of the committed leadership of President Goodluck Jonathan and Vice President Namadi Sambo.
He said that both leaders were “capable to take steps that will guarantee a Nigeria of our dream, a Nigeria we will be proud which our children, all of you who are Nigerians here will be proud to come back and work.
“A Nigeria where corruption will be reduced drastically, no country is corruption free even here (U. S) a Nigeria where everything will be according to recognised international standard.’’
Adefuye explained that there was awareness in the country that elections or appointments were subjected to review every four years, through an election process that could not be rigged.
According to him, the process has stimulated office holders to perform since they are now aware that they can no longer rig themselves back to office.
The ambassador stated that the present government was receiving tremendous support in its transformation agenda, noting that the Bi-National Commission Agreement with the U. S had shown how important Nigeria was to the country
He said that the threat posed by the Islamic sect, Boko Haram, was being contained by the government.
Adefuye attributed the insurgence to unemployment, cross-border migration and actions of politicians who lost elections.
Coutesy Ascology News