President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday told Nigerians in the Diaspora that his administration is currently working hard to correct the nation’s past mistakes.
He said he was determined to move the country forward as rapidly as possible.
According to a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, the President spoke in Washington DC while granting audience to a group of Nigerians who have distinguished themselves in various professions in the United States.
He was quoted to have said that the present administration was 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.
Buhari also said his administration would 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 the only African to have served on the board of the United States’ National Aeronautical Space Agency, Prof. Austin Esogbue.
Others were a leading car designer with General Motors, Jelani Aliyu; a renowned Microbiologist and Biochemist, Prof. Nwadiuto Esiobu; an Assistant Professor of Medicine, Dr. Yemi Badero; and 13-year old Zuriel Oduwole who has interviewed 18 world leaders.