The ambassador of Israel to Nigeria, Shimon Ben-Shosan, has been asked by President Muhammadu Buhari to explore the country and see how beautiful it is.
In a statement by the president's special adviser on media and publicity, Femi Adesina, Buhari said Nigeria's diversity will remain a source of strength for the development of the country.
According to the president, Nigeria and Israel have enjoyed cordial bilateral relations. He said many Nigerian Christians look forward to performing pilgrimage to the Holy Land in Israel, Vanguard reports.
Legit.ng notes that Buhari said: ‘‘I congratulate you on your appointment as Ambassador of Israel to Nigeria. Enjoy your stay in Nigeria and take time to go round to see the beauty and diversity of the country.
In his remark, the ambassador said: ‘‘Next year will be 60 years of diplomatic relations between Nigeria and Israel, and the last time a Prime Minister of Israel visited Nigeria was in 1958.
‘‘My dream is to bring my Prime Minister and President to visit Nigeria and for President Buhari to visit Israel. That will be historic for us."
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that President Muhammadu Buhari said that his decision to retain cabinet ministers in the last three and half years in spite of pressures from some quarters was because of their unique skill, strength and leadership qualities.
The president made this known during a valedictory session of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) held at the presidential villa, Abuja, on Wednesday, May 22.
The president observed that the ministers, who exhibited spirit of team work, were more rational in taking decisions aimed at tackling the numerous challenges facing the country.
President Buhari described the cabinet members as “a reflection of the Nigeria we aspire to achieve".
He said: “You will recall that when we started this journey, our country was facing numerous challenges.
“We inherited a broken economy which eventually went into recession in the second quarter of Fiscal Year 2016. The situation was further compounded by insecurity and massive corruption."
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