President Muhammadu Buhari says he is impressed by the quality of Nigerians he sees both at home and whenever he travels abroad. Buhari said this on Monday in The Hague, Netherlands, where he currently is on an official visit. “Today in The Hague, I met with a group of Nigerians in the diaspora, led by Mr Julius Nwankpa,” the President said in a personal message he posted on his social media accounts.
“Everywhere I travel to, around the world, I’m impressed by the quality of Nigerians I see. At home and abroad, Nigerians are exceptional, high-achieving people. The delegation presented me with an artwork, titled LIGHT, by a Nigerian artist called Toyin Loyo, who was also on the delegation.” A subsequent release by Femi Adesina, presidential spokesman, said those were the words of the President when he met with members of Nigerians in Diaspora Organization (NIDO), the Netherlands Chapter on Monday.
Buhari’s latest view of Nigerians contrasts sharply to his statement in the UK in April that many Nigerian youths just want to sit down and do nothing, banking on the notion that the country is an oil-rich nation.