Wednesday, 5 April 2017
Osinbajo Gives Newly Appointed Ambassadors 3 Important Tasks To Achieve
four-day introduction programme organised by the Ministry of Finance for 44 non-career ambassadors-designate which ended in Abuja on Tuesday.
Osinbajo noted, “Corruption is an existential issue that will affect whether our country survives, and we (ambassadors) must go beyond talking about it, to acting,” he said (1).
Osinbajo further urged the ambassadors-designate, to see themselves as worthy representatives of the country(2).
He also reminded them that the current administration was keen on revamping the economy, ensuring security for all and fighting corruption.
“We are honoured to be served by such distinguished individuals like yourself, and we’re proud to have you represent us,” he said.
Assuring the ambassadors-designate that, “there’s great hope for our economy and a turnaround is in sight”, he further urged them to ensure that “people who come to the embassies must be treated with respect” (3).
“I do not know any other country that has as much resources like Nigeria including men, women and naturals resource, endowments, we’re tremendously blessed,” he said.