- German ambassador to Nigeria, Bernhard Schlagheck, has spoken about Nigeria's future
- Schlagheck said Nigeria is the future of not just Africa but of the whole world and mankind
- The envoy, however, said the country should strive to focus on cross fertilisation of good ideas to bring about meaningful growth in future
German ambassador to Nigeria, Bernhard Schlagheck, on Friday, May 24, declared that Nigeria is the future of not just Africa but of the whole world and mankind.
News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Schlagheck said this when he received the delegation of “Follow the Money and Connected Development (CODE)” an NGO, in his office in Abuja.
He said Germany and Nigeria shared similarities in diverse areas, adding that Nigerians could contribute toward growth of their country through tracking governance processes to ensure accountability.
Schlagheck said: “There are developments in every society that must be tracked, to achieve that there is need for distinction of people to do such.
“Nigeria as the future of Africa is the future of the world of mankind that we can ask many important questions and of course this is also applicable in places like Germany, in Europe.
“Although there are obstacles in development processes, Nigerians should strive to focus on cross fertilisation of good ideas to bring about meaningful growth in future.”
He commended the delegation for their effort in tracking expenditure of public funds to promote accountability and transparency in governance process in the country.
According to him, this is something that can change things positively, I am quite happy to see many young activists willing to do so.
Recall that Legit.ng reported that Nigeria’s former ambassador to Germany, Professor Akinjide Osuntokun, called for reduction in the number of Nigeria’s delegates to the UN General Assembly.
Osuntokun made the call at the opening of a three-day Covenant International Model United Nations (CIMUN) conference at the Covenant University, Ota in Ogun state, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.
He was the key speaker at the maiden CIMUN conference which had the theme, Restructuring the Future Through Innovative Ideas.
According to Osuntokun, who is also a former special adviser in the ministry of foreign affairs, elaborate delegation often attracts unnecessary attention to Nigeria and its people. He said that reducing the size of the country’s delegation would achieve greater results.
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