Returning Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffery Onyeama says he will focus attention on ensuring the security of Nigerians living abroad and attracting Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) to the country.
Onyeama made this known in Abuja on Wednesday when he assumed office following his reappointment as Minister of Foreign Affairs.
He said that his focus would be in line with President Muhammadu Buhari’s agenda which aims to make to make the Nigerian economy to be reckoned with at the ECOWAS, African Union, and global level.
Onyeama said that in implementing foreign policies, the ministry would be more aggressive and robust in engaging countries to ensure that the human rights and security of Nigerians anywhere in the world were respected, Igbere TV reports.
He said that to that effect, a call number would be made available to Nigerians living abroad to enable them to call and ask for assistance wherever they were.
Speaking on the attacks on Nigerians in South Africa, Onyeama said that both countries would work on growing a special relationship between them at the presidential level.
He explained that in the framework, the issue of the security of Nigerians in South Africa would be addressed at the highest level.
Onyeama said that there was also a trust deficit between Nigerians living in South Africa and the South African Police.
“It was important to get both parties to work together toward addressing the issue,” he, said.