President Muhammadu Buhari has returned to Abuja, capital of Nigeria, from Washington DC, the United States of America, where he participated in the 4th Nuclear Security Summit. While in the US, the President also held other major meetings with the US Secretary of State, John Kerry, other world leaders and some Nigerians in the diaspora who he assured of his administration’s determination to move the country forward as rapidly as possible.
Speaking at an audience with the group of Nigerians who have distinguished themselves in various professions in the US, President Buhari had 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 group.
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.