Abuja - President Goodluck Jonathan urged foreign ambassadors serving in Nigeria to convey the positive realities of the country to the world.
According to Reuben Abati Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, the President said this at an audience with the outgoing Italian Ambassador to Nigeria, Roberto Colamine.
President Jonathan argued by doing so, the envoys would help immensely in correcting current “misconceptions” and “adverse misrepresentations” of Nigeria in the international community.
“The knowledge you have acquired here should be used positively to help us as you go back home,” the President told the outgoing ambassador.
President Jonathan commended Colamine for his untiring efforts to strengthen and expand areas of bilateral cooperation between Nigeria and Italy during his tenure in Nigeria.
He particularly praised the ambassador’s facilitation of the training of some ex-Niger Delta militants in Italy as part of the Amnesty Programme, which, he said, had helped to restore relative peace and security to the region.
The outgoing envoy also commended Jonathan for Nigeria’s continuing leadership role in Africa as well as its efforts to promote peace, political stability and democracy in all parts of the continent.
He told Jonathan that he had witnessed challenging political transitions in the country during his more than four-year tenure, but was glad to see the issues constitutionally resolved.
– CAJ News
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