Only homegrown solutions can solve Africa’s problems, Tinubu tells envoys
*Orders immediate resolution of Emirates Airline, visa issuance crisis
President Bola Tinubu, yesterday, submitted that African nations have a better chance of overcoming economic and security challenges by looking inward for solutions and honouring pledges and agreements.
He stated this while receiving Letters of Credence from three envoys at the State House.
The diplomats are: Ambassador of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, Mr. Awall Wagris Mohammed; Ambassador of the Republic of Cuba, Mrs. Miriam Morales Palmero, and Ambassador of United Arab Emirates, Salem Saeed Al-Shamsi.
In a side meeting with the Ethiopian envoy, the President assured him that Nigeria will continue to strengthen its ties with African countries in the areas of trade, security and economic growth.
Mohammed congratulated the President for the historic decisions he has taken in the country, and the impact of the policies on the continent, assuring him of his dedication to improve relations between Nigeria and Ethiopia.
In another meeting with the Ambassador of Cuba, Tinubu commended the nation for excelling in the advancement of indigenous medical sciences and accessible health care at the grassroots, all while ensuring the stability of their surrounding region.
The President noted that Nigeria and Cuba share some cultural similarities that can be explored to improve the lives of citizens, especially in tourism and other economic sectors.
Receiving the UAE ambassador, the President directed that issues affecting relations with the Emirates Airline and issuance of visas to Nigerians should be “immediately” resolved, emphasising that he stands prepared to “personally” intervene.
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