Nigeria to establish Foreign Service news delivery system

Solomon Chung, Abuja

The Nigerian Government plans to establish a Foreign Service news delivery system for all Nigerian embassies around the globe.
This was revealed by the country’s Information and Culture Minister,  Lai Mohammed during a meeting with staff of the Nigerian embassy in Abu Dhabi, capital of the United Arab Emirates.
Mohammed said such a platform would be vital and strategic for information flow between the government at home and missions abroad.
Responding to some questions asked by the staff, Mohammed said that on the issue of visa difficulties and restriction of bank account operations on Nigerian students, the country’s government would look into it and take appropriate action.
He told them that the government was doing everything possible to get the country’s economy out of the current recession and that it had done credibly in the fight against insurgency and corruption.
“Even our critics can confirm that we have performed creditably in the areas we have promised.”
In his address the Charge d’Affaires,  Nura Rimi said the relationship between Nigeria and the UAE was cordial but very imbalanced in terms of trade and interest.
“Nigerians spend over one billion dollars to travel to the UAE annually, how much comes in the other direction?,” he asked.
He said there were many opportunities in the UAE that Nigerians and the government could tap into.
“They are doing huge project in renewable energy, in fact the global headquarters is in the UAE, Nigeria can tap into it. Also in oil and gas, Agriculture etc.”