President Muhammadu Buhari says with the renewed efforts of the Nigerian military, insecurity in Nigeria will soon be a thing of the past.
Speaking during an audience with the Prime Minister of Ireland, Mr. Micheal Martin, President Buhari assured that Nigeria was moving steadily in the direction of overcoming its insecurity.
He said Nigeria would continue to partner with nations across the globe, especially in the use of technology, for her to acquire expertise.
President Buhari told the Prime Minister that with the experience during the Covid-19 pandemic, it would be better for the world to work together rather than independently for enhanced progress for humanity, hoping that the lessons that came with the pandemic will impact on other areas for the attainment of global peace.
He assured his guest that Nigeria would continue to do her utmost to sustain and improve on her the relationship with Ireland, particularly, on the level of education, knowing that many Nigerians are doing well in Ireland, schooling and working there.
Mr. Micheal Martin had told President Buhari that Ireland was looking for ways to increase the level of relations with the country, acknowledging that Nigeria remains Ireland’s largest trading partner in Africa.
He expressed the hope that his country would move into other areas like the deployment of technology, to help Nigeria overcome her challenges in health and security.
Mr. Micheal Martin said that Europe and other parts of the world would now need to look elsewhere for sources of energy as the war in Ukraine had highlighted.
In a separate meeting with the Prime Minister of Greece, Kyriakos Mitsotakis, President Buhari called for a closer partnership with Nigeria in education, health, security, as well as non-oil and gas sectors.
Stressing the importance of education and knowledge, President Buhari said the time had come to begin to look at practical ways of tackling health challenges.
Kyriakos Mitsotakis told the President that Greece possessed the technological know-how in security, surveillance, as well as intelligence gathering and utilization, and was in a position to assist Nigeria.
He said he would put together a business delegation with experts in health, education, as well as oil and gas to visit and interface with the private sector in Nigeria to look at parameters under which they could come in.
The Prime Minister extended an invitation to President Buhari to visit Greece before the end of his tenure.
Reporting by Abdullah Bello; Editing by Annabel Nwachukwu