President Muhammadu Buhari has urged migrants to remain again house, and discover methods to enhance their private economies, as an alternative of daring the Sahara Desert and the Mediterranean Sea.
Receiving Louise Mushikiwabo, Rwandan Minister of Foreign Affairs, who got here as Special Envoy of President Paul Kagame, on the State House, Abuja, Tuesday, President Buhari stated Nigeria had taken it upon herself to carry again 5037 of her residents now stranded in Libya.
“Illegal migration is now a serious challenge in Africa. Many dare the Sahara Desert and the Mediterranean Sea to get into Europe, and plenty of die within the course of. Or they get into bother, as we now see in Libya. I don’t envy our place, as many Blacks declare to be Nigerians, even when they don’t seem to be.
“Our Embassies in North Africa are now overworked, trying to identify the true Nigerians. Most of the reasons they mention for migrating illegally are untenable. They should stay here, and see how they can improve their own economies, instead of risking their lives,” President Buhari stated.
The President stated Kagame, because the incoming Chairman of African Union (AU), had the problems of South Sudan, separatist agitation in southern Cameroon, unrest in Togo, and plenty of others on the continent, to take care of.
“Gaddafi’s long rule produced many people, whose only skill is how to shoot guns. Now, they are scattered around the continent, still with their weapons, and fomenting trouble,” President Buhari stated, including that Nigeria was taking steps to curtail the event.
Mushikiwabo stated President Kagame appeared ahead to the counsel and assist of the Nigerian President, as he assumes the AU chair from this month.
“He will also need counsel on security issues in the Sahel, ongoing reforms in AU, borrow your expertise in agriculture, and renew friendship and kinship between our two countries,” Mushikiwabo stated.