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Saturday, 5 December 2015

President Buhari's foreign trips not frivolous - Lai Mohammed

According to the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, President Buhari's foreign trips since assuming office are not frivolous but are critical to the implementation of his administration's key policies of enhancing security, jump-starting the economy, creating jobs and fighting corruption.

In a statement issued on Friday December 4th in Abuja, the Minister said all the trips have been anything but frivolous, and that they have started yielding fruits in terms of turning the tide in the fight against the insurgents who have been most active in the North-east, attracting investments in the range of billions of dollars, and securing global support for the administration's anti-corruption fight.
''Nigerians, whether in the ruling or the opposition parties, have a right to ask questions about the activities of their President, but it is absolutely important that they do so from an informed, rather than partisan or sensational, standpoint,'' he said. Lai Mohammed explained that most of Buhari's trips to Nigeria's neighbouring countries of Benin, Cameroon, Chad and Niger, as well as to Germany, the US, France and the UN, were devoted to rallying regional and global support for the war against terrorism ''He was in Germany at the invitation of the G7 to solicit support from the Industrialized Nations for the war against terrorism. No one who has witnessed the killings and maiming in the past seven years by Boko Haram will call such trips frivolous. After all, the security and welfare of the citizens are the reason for the existence of any government. 'The President's visit to South Africa was to attend the regular summit of the African Union; the trip to Ghana was aimed at fostering better relations with a brotherly country; the trip to India was for the India-Africa summit that provided the opportunity to explore ways of enhancing Foreign Direct Investments (FDIs) from Indian investors, while the trip to Iran was to attend the forum of Gas Exporting Countries, a veritable platform for discussing how to better harness Nigeria's abundant gas resources for industrial/domestic consumption and export, at a time of dwindling oil prices. 'The President also travelled to Malta to attend the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting, from where he travelled to Paris for the UN Conference on Climate Change. The President's second trip to South Africa since assuming office is for the China-Africa forum. On the few occasions that the President has embarked on a State Visit, he has tied that to an agenda that will further the quest for support for the war against terror and the efforts to enhance FDIs, thus stimulating economic growth and creating jobs,''he said.
Lai Mohammed added that apart from rallying global support for the country's wars on terror and graft or seeking foreign investments, it is important that Nigeria leverages President Buhari's brand, a high integrity quotient and an embodiment of committed and dedicated leadership, to further Nigeria's relevance and visibility on the global stage.
''President Buhari is well respected on the global stage for his high integrity, his transparency, his patriotism and his purposeful leadership. It is important to leverage this respect in such a way that Nigeria can become a major player, either in the realms of economy or global diplomacy,''.
He said the President had embarked on the trips under a very stringent budget, cutting his delegations to numbers far below what his predecessors used to travel with, while even the trimmed entourage had received reduced allowances on the occasions that the host governments have provided accommodation and feeding.

61 comments:

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Anonymous said...

If it is not frivolous, could you pls tell us what it is. I'm not ready to judge him cos he just got in there some past months but he should @ least stay @ home to put things in place before jumping around. It is well with us all in Nigeria.

Anonymous said...

Abegiiiiiiiii
Liar mohammed pls kip dat 2 ur sef
We hv chosen de truth our selves
U people shld kontinu
Can't wait 4 2019
Mtcheeeeewww


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Ndubisi Tochukwu said...

4years is not far. We will see how much he has achieved after all his trip. Wish him well though

celynkay said...

Na una sabi, excuse upon excuse. Make una go Sidon, we don tire for una already.

Juliet Iwuno said...

Abeg, I can't deal right now. Linda take note!

Juliet Iwuno said...

Abeg, I can't deal right now. Linda take note!

etochi21 said...

His cup of tea

Chibuzor Ugo said...

Only fools will believe u. Una never see anything valentino_nero@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

Mr Liar Mohammed, we know you're paid to launder the president's image. Besides that you have a penchant for telling lies!
Please tell Pa Buhari that no seriou-minded president junkets the world when his citizens are being bombed, killed, kidnapped, robbed and impoverished. He should take a cue from the world leaders that he is following around.
All available indices points to the fact that Nigeria is in crisis (insecurity, economic crises, unemployment, unimplemented electoral promises, fuel scarcity, epileptic power supply, poor infrastructures, etc) and you tell us that Pa Buhari's overseas junketing are not frivolous?
It's seven months into this guys presidency and all we hear everyday are misinformation and propanganda from APC, the presidential spokesmen, and all the dishonourable beneficiaries of this goverment.
You and your cohorts have fooled Nigerians once with your 419 change mantra. We will vote you out in 2019.

Gloria Chy said...

Enough already

timileyin blessing said...

Please don't tell us charcoal is white, keep that to yourself. TIMILEYIN BLESSING

Godfrey Elikor said...

The change it here.. those against change are enemy of progress

Ann Anthony said...

Taaaaaah,kup inua

Anonymous said...

The changers how market? Jona left the price of fuel @ N87 and the exchange rate @ N198 and today exchange rate is N248 and fuel price depend on where you live and it is not yet the last price ooh !!

naijamindofchange said...

Nigeria will be better....buhari is making the rite move...every nigerians want to flew outside the country..buhari is bringing back stability

joyous babe said...

Waiting concern agbero wt over load, wether frivolous or not he shld fulfill his promises during his campany.ajala president.

Anonymous said...

The changers how market? Jona left the price of fuel @ N87 and the exchange rate @ N198 and today exchange rate is N248 and fuel price depends on where you live and it is not yet the last price ooh !! Mad people.

naijamindofchange said...

Good tins don't come easy,it is too early to be against d govt.

Anonymous said...

The changers how market? Jona left the price of fuel @ N87 and the exchange rate @ N198 and today exchange rate is N248 and fuel price depends on where you live and it is not yet the last price ooh !! Mad people.

Olivia Ngene said...

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blackbeauty said...

So Liar Mohammed, you say Johnny Walker trips no be wetin?? Abegi, make person hear word!!! How is dat proverb even said, he who his house is on fire, doesn't chase rats abi na wetin sef? Dis man should sit down @ home and sort things out first biko nu, how difficult is dat? When is he traveling 2 Iraq? Yeye administration led by visionless/clueless people.....

Amaka Ngenegbo said...

We know its not frivolous. But we are saying that his presence is needed more in the country. He should delegate the VP to represent him sometimes. Well, after 4 years, we will know all he's been able to achieve.






















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Linda's pet said...

Not interested!! Liars...always comparing...una don get d power yet sti very jealous of GEJ...APC get to work, enof of the blames and comparisns. How many times una hear GEJ blame OBJ? Pls get to work, we want positive change, shikina!

nance said...

People keep saying one should be patient with buhari, but mehn, it's bin 9 months already, how long can one wait for a little action.... all I see his travel, travel, travel....there is really no change, just a change of face.

Victor Emeka Isaac said...

Just waiting for the outcome









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linaluv said...

Is this what we voted for! Mr president come back home nd fix ur country, waka waka about will nt help Nigeria we r tired of these ur wakabout

Funso Samuel said...

Oga Lai don come again with his pack of lies/propaganda

Funso Samuel said...

Oga Lai don come again with his pack of lies/propaganda

Funso Samuel said...

Oga Lai don come again with his pack of lies/propaganda

Funso Samuel said...

Abi o. 4yrs go soon complete.

christie benjamin said...

I care less about what Liar Mohammed has to say.

ROYAL PRIESTHOOD said...

Oh yeah!

Afterall we voted for him in order to experience CHANGE and dis is wht we get.

So wht else should we b expecting other than all dis Super Stories!

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On top speed heading back to Entopalab said...

Big fat lies.I wonder who lies more these days- old or young people.

Funso Samuel said...

Oga Lai don come again with his pack of lies/propaganda

And one other thing. Cant this APC govt make a statement without making references to the past govt. Old things have passed away. It's over six months already. You people should stop the politics of blaming and start working.

Cant wait for 2019.

Anonymous said...

Jetting up and down the world when fuel scarcity has halted the economy and bombs are killing people in your own backyard.

Ever heard of 'stay home and fix it'? If your wife is not in Dubai today, your children are jetting off somewhere else for their 'friend's graduation'. With taxpayers money.

God is watching you too, Lai Mohammed.

ROYAL PRIESTHOOD said...

Biko!

He should tell all dis stories to those dat care to listen and d birds in d air for we all voted for CHANGE and not all dis mak up stories.

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-D great Anonymous said...

Akuko ifo
~D great anonymous!

Anonymous said...

DONT BE GOOD OPPOSITION ALONE

Anonymous said...

What fo you expect. Lol..... They can keep blaming and their time is ticking very fast. Our president had no money to travel to the countries of his choice and he is fulfilling it now.

Anonymous said...

Listen to yourself confused hypocrite trying to be smart!!! Sod off!!! Igbo hater!!

Emma said...

What do you expect when you elected an old Cargo with outdated ideologies? May be his intentions was to travel around the world and have fun when he became the president. Enjoy while it last man!

Ozoemena Chibuzor said...

At least if he stays at home and sends delegates it makes us know that he values us that he respects our travails and not going for a climate change conference that's what the minister of environment is for

Anonymous said...

All I could see is a model on a runway.

Anonymous said...

Anon 12:27
Are you sure you are ok? Why are some of you guys so obsessed with ibos? Wat was so wrong in the statement above?
You strike me as part of the growing apc slaves who are secretly disappointed that your master is yet to hit the ground running! Lol! Don't burst ur artery over ibo man, he is not ur problem! Ur problem is about to board d plane again next week back to Paris again! Even liar Mohammed knows wat una master is doing is wrong so the above is him trying to save face but I heard even them are embarrassed and the man Buhari refuses to listen to them.

Anonymous said...

Slave unto ur self.

Anonymous said...

I don't know why people don't use their heads .you think he's enjoying the trips?you people say he should send delegates.chinas president came all the way to Africa because of this summit and you want PMB to send delegates?have some sense pls .

Anonymous said...

Do you think Buhari likes and enjoys these trips?truth is he doesn't but they are necessary.he is already sorting things out,Nigerians just have high expectations and with God we will overcome.

Anonymous said...

Muhammed Lai the Lair u have gained exclusive name for yourself great liars great Party.Ajala we don't care be fast with all your concussions.

lucky boss said...

Are u telling me its all the african presidents that were there? Please borrow sense .. lets even assume it was all african presidents, how many of them have travelled like pmb in this short time, how many of them have boko haram and biafra wahala, how many of them are ministers of petroleum and in their nations there is scarcity of fuel, have you ever heard the word misplaced priorities, its just like the senators tackling freedom of speech when there are loads of other problems to tackle

Anonymous said...

How are they neccesary, that fool doesnt realize he is not just a president he is also minister of petroleum, he has serious work over here, why do you have ministers? Are u guys dumb? He hasnt said anything about this fuel crisis but he has travelled to france to discuss climate, this people you are discussing climate with dont have fuel scarcity in their countries neither are they even ministers of petroleum, we are suffering here, businesses are suffering, most of you here are jobless so you wont understand what's happening

Amie said...

@Naijamindofchange pls let the change start with u. Go back to school. Don't kill us with ur english biko.

Anonymous said...

WHO IF FOOLING WHO?

CHIEFO FROM TURKEY ISTANBUL

Anonymous said...

All those wailling waillers shebi una don hear?

Anonymous said...

Old things cannot pass away as long as it affects the future of Nigeria. Sorry

Anonymous said...

@Ozeomena Chibuzor You have the vice president with you in Nigeria to take care of things while Buhari travels for official duties that will better Nigeria. That is the job of a vice president. Ode!

Anonymous said...

@Amaka Ngenegbo What is wrong if his VP represents him in Nigeria while he travels? Stupid enemy of progress. Smtcheew

Anonymous said...

All of you are fools. If you like talk from today till tomorrow or type on blogs from today till you die, it wont stop Buhari from travelling and carrying out his duties. Na una mouth go pain una and na una hand wey una dey take type go pain una. No amount of pressure will stop Buhari from doing his job. Stupid enemies of progress. Stmchew

Anonymous said...

And ur Jonathan DAT is not old cargo what has he done,if he had been re-elected Nigeria must have collapsed by now.

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