The United States has warned Nigerians against destroying their country as they prepare for the 2019 general elections.
Apparently referring to the persistent killings across the country, Washington cautioned Nigerians to know that “there won’t be Nigerians without Nigeria”.
Stuart Symington, the United States Ambassador to Nigeria, gave the warning when he visited the House of Representatives Committee on Nigerian-United States Inter-Parliamentary Relations headed by Hon. Johnson Agbonayinma on Tuesday, February 13, 2018.
In his admonition, Symington tasked Nigerians to embrace “peace, unity, togetherness, free enterprise, not only in the country, but also to its neighbouring countries, adding that there should be a connection between the leaders and the people.
The envoy noted that the success of democracy in Nigeria will on the long run affect the survival of democracy globally, and charged the Federal Government to fight “terrorism, promote economic integration and competitiveness”.
Symington noted that Nigeria is profoundly full of citizens who want to have a say in the development of their country.
Earlier, Agbonayinma told the Ambassador that Nigeria is seeking the support of other nations to get to its desire goal.
He said: “We ask for your support Mr. Ambassador on the repatriation of our stolen wealth stashed away in the United States by corrupt persons. These are proceeds of crime and they should be brought back for the development of our country.
In an interview with journalists in Lagos, Soyinka who was asked what he would tell Buhari if he meets him face to face, said, “I will say to him, Mr. President, I think you are under a trance.”
“Too many things are happening now which made me say that. I think he is under a trance,” Professor Soyinka said.
He added that the sooner the president gets out of the trance, the better for Nigeria.
On the form of trance he thinks Buhari was in, the literary icon said he did not know but could be attributed to the “errors” by the current administration.
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