Buhari inaugurates two INEC commissioners, tasks envoys on diplomatic ethics
Urges celebration of armed forces for nation’s peace, unity
President Muhammadu Buhari has sworn in Professors Muhammad Sani Kallah (Katsina) and Kunle Cornelius Ajayi (Ekiti) as National Commissioners of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). They were part of the six cleared by the Senate in July this year.
The inauguration preceded the official launch of the eNaira and 2022 Armed Forces Remembrance Day emblem yesterday at the State House, Abuja.
THIS is even as the Nigerian leader advised foreign envoys to be guided by diplomatic protocols and ethics as the 2023 general elections approach.
He gave the charge while receiving letters of credence from the ambassadors of Japan, European Union, Burundi, Denmark, Finland, Ireland, Cape Verde, France, Qatar and High Commissioners of Sierra Leone and Ghana at the Presidential Villa.
Buhari reminded the diplomats that they were assuming duties at a “very interesting political period” in Nigeria. He declared that the most populous black nation was open to more foreign direct investments in the education, health, transportation and agriculture sectors, and would welcome improved bilateral relations.
BESIDES the President lauded the exploits of the armed forces in sustaining peace, unity and stability in the country, urging Nigerians to celebrate them as the pride of the nation.
He made the appeal at the 2022 Armed Forces Remembrance Day emblem appeal launch, a yearly event to appreciate the gallantry, sacrifices and accomplishments of veterans of the First and Second World Wars, peace support operations and internal security operations in Nigeria.
Also yesterday, the President said stakeholders in the public and private sectors must take timely actions for Nigeria to achieve the desired national goals.
The submission was contained in his address delivered virtually at the opening of the 27th Nigerian Economic Summit, themed “Securing our Future: The Fierce Urgency of Now” where he was represented by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo.
This, the President said, was to tackle existing problems and at the same time benefit from domestic and global trends.