Envoy Urges Nigerians in Russia to Project Good Image of Nigeria

*Prof. Abdullahi Shehu
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By Ifeanyi Nwoko

The Nigerian Ambassador to Russia, Prof. Abdullahi Shehu, has urged Nigerians in Russia to project the good image of the country and to be of their best behaviour.

Speaking when he met with the Executive Council members of the Nigerian Community in Moscow, Amb. Shehu expressed gratitude to the community for the warm reception accorded to him on his arrival.

A statement issued by the Nigerian Embassy in Moscow on Monday, said that the Envoy expressed his commitment to the cardinal duty of the embassy which was to serve Nigerians.

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

He reminded them that all Nigerian citizens are the Ambassadors of Nigeria, who should project the good image of the country, on the streets, in the schools, in clubs, businesses and in all activities they are involved 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 address citizens’ concerns within the framework of Nigeria’s citizens’ diplomacy as directed by President Muhammadu Buhari.

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On his part, the President of the community, Dr Maurice Okoli on behalf of the EXCO and other members expressed appreciation to the Ambassador for the excellent services and attention they have been receiving from the Embassy.

He reassured the Ambassador of their total support and Cooperation in promoting Nigeria’s national interest in Russia.


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