Minister of Information and National Orientation, Mohammed Idris, says with President Bola Tinubu’s maiden outing abroad, Nigeria is welcome back to the fold of great nations.
According to a press statement issued by the Ministry of Information and National Orientation yesterday, Idris stated this in New York, USA, while reacting to the outing of the Nigerian leader at the 78th session of the United Nations General Assembly, (UNGA).
The Minister described the President’s outing as fantastic, because it demonstrated the leadership position he has taken in Africa, being the ECOWAS President.
Idris said amongst others, “Having hit the ground running at home, with a series of very bold and unprecedented reform decisions, President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has gone ahead to seize the opportunity offered by the month of September 2023, to make a grand entry onto the global stage.
“On the regional level, President Tinubu has, in his role as recently-elected Chairman of ECOWAS, shown great commitment to stemming the condemnable wave of military takeovers that have rocked the sub-region, and I expect his diplomatic efforts to yield enduring fruits in the months ahead”.
The Minister further explained the role of his ministry in the new scheme of things, saying, “My Ministry, the Federal Ministry of Information and National Orientation, will be very critical to the success of our national messaging, and we will give it everything required for our narratives to succeed.
“We have a vision that includes redesigning how the Federal Government of Nigeria engages with the Nigerian people at home and abroad, and with the world”, he stated.
In addition, the Minister said President Tinubu had engagements with some African leaders and world leaders as well as Nigerian and business communities.