A photo shared on the official Instagram handle of President Buhari, came with a caption of Nigeria being respected internationally.
According to President Buhari, he got this information from his interaction with foreign leaders. The caption reads;
Internationally, Nigeria is now respected. My inter-action with foreign heads of state and government has been very encouraging. The international community is very supportive of our efforts to put our country in order.
This is coming after it was reported that former US Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr John Campbell, described Nigeria as the troubled giant of Africa in his new book. He stated this in a new book he co-authored titled, “Nigeria: What Everyone Needs to Know,” saying thoughthe country possesses extraordinary potential, she is the troubled giant of Africa.
Campbell stated in the book that virtually every major university in the English-speaking world hosted Nigerian academics with the country’s medical personnel found in hospitals all over the United States and elsewhere. He also saluted the entrepreneurial spirit of Nigerians in the book
Though it possesses extraordinary potential, Nigeria is truly the troubled giant of Africa. And Nigeria exports Christian clergy to the United Kingdom and the United States. Nigerians living outside of Nigeria have been notably successful in business and finance, and they are known for their entrepreneurial spirit.
In the book, Campbell and Matthew T. Page, Associate Fellow in Chatham House’s Africa Programme, described Nigeria as a nation characterised by a type of corruption in which government or public officials seek personal gain at the expense of the led.
Kleptocracy and government dishonesty have corrosive effects on popular confidence in governance. Official and unofficial corruption undermine the democratic trajectory and risks overwhelming it. It is among the most important hindrances to the country’s economic and social development.