Buhari’s US visit timely – Lagos lawmakers


Eromosele Ebhomele
Abiodun Tobun
Members of the Lagos State House of Assembly on Thursday said the visit of President Muhammadu Buhari to the United States of America was not only timely, but appropriate.
To them, this was not the time for Nigeria to pretend that it has no challenges.
Buhari, with his team, returned from the US early Thursday after meeting with top US officials including President Barack Obama for discussion on the best ways the country can help Nigeria.
In separate interviews with journalists in the House, they expressed optimism that Nigeria would soon begin to see the result of that visit since the US has both the economic and military wherewithal to assist Nigeria overcome its challenges.
Abiodun Tobun, who represents Epe Constituency 1 at the House, said he was sure the visit would strengthen the diplomatic ties between Nigeria and the US adding that this was a fulfillment of Buhari’s promise to boost the image of the country internationally.
“The visit will make Nigeria move from developing country to a developed country provided the is positive commitment by both countries. It is a good development if we want to develop,” he said adding that this did not mean that Nigeria would loose its sovereignty to the US as the visit was not abnormal.
On his part, David Setonji representing Badagry Constituency 2 said the President’s visit came at the right time.
According to him, “if you talk of democracy in the world today, the US is very key. They have been contributing to democracy all over the world and Nigeria too has been very key to democracy in Africa and we have played a very good role.
David Setonji
“It is very good for the Buhari to have visited the U.S as an important nation in the world. We have many areas of collaboration and it is in …Read More

Source:: PM Newspaper