Ukraine Evacuation: “We’ll continue to defend interest of Nigerians everywhere”, Buhari assures

With the commencement of the evacuation of Nigerian citizens stranded in the aftermath of the Russia/Ukraine conflict, President Muhammadu Buhari has assured Nigerians that his administration will continue to defend the interest of the citizenry wherever they may be.

The President made this assertion on Thursday, in Nairobi, Kenya, during a Town Hall meeting with a group of Nigerians resident in the country.

The President, in an issued statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, was quoted as saying, “On our part as a Government, we shall continue to defend the interests of all Nigerians wherever they may be.

According to him, “We have demonstrated this over time, as we have had cause to evacuate our citizens in harm’s way abroad”.

President Buhari, who was represented at the event by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffery Onyeama, reiterated that it was the determination of the current administration to forge a partnership with the ‘Ambassadors-at large’ towards building the country together that led to the establishment of the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NiDCOM).

He commended the diasporans in Kenya for the unity that exists among them, and peace with their host communities, urging them to respect the laws and be good ambassadors of Nigeria.

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