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Envoy urges Nigerians in Russia to project good image of Nigeria



Envoy urges Nigerians in Russia to project good image of Nigeria

By Ifeanyi Nwoko

Nigerian Ambassador to Russia Professor Abdullahi Shehu urged Nigerians in Russia to project the good image of the country and adopt their best behavior.

Speaking during his meeting with members of the Nigerian Community Executive Council in Moscow, Amb. Shehu expressed his gratitude to the community for the warm welcome extended to him upon his arrival.

A statement issued by the Nigerian Embassy in Moscow on Monday said the envoy expressed commitment to the embassy’s cardinal duty to serve Nigerians.

Shehu, who has concurrent accreditation with the Republic of Belarus, said service to Nigerians in the host country will also include their welfare and the provision of consular and other services as appropriate.

He reminded them that all Nigerian citizens are the ambassadors of Nigeria, who must project the good image of the country, in the streets, in schools, in clubs, in businesses and in all the activities they carry out in their country. of residence.

The Ambassador assured them of his close cooperation, hoping that such meetings with the Nigerian community will be regular to better understand and respond to citizens’ concerns within the framework of Nigerian citizen diplomacy as directed by President Muhammadu Buhari.

For his part, the president of the community, Dr Maurice Okoli, on behalf of EXCO and other members, expressed his gratitude to the Ambassador for the excellent services and attention they received from the ’embassy.

He reassured the Ambassador of their full support and cooperation in promoting Nigeria’s national interest in Russia. (NAA)

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