FG hails foreign service officers for launching academy


The Federal Government has hailed foreign service officers for launching the Academy of International Affairs.

The Vice President, Kashim Shettima, stated that the academy had a great potential to make great improvements in the management of Nigeria’s foreign policy.

Shettima, who spoke at the inauguration of the academy in Abuja on Monday, added that it emerged at a period when it was needed the most.

The VP, represented by his Special Adviser on Political Matters, Hakeem Baba-Ahmed, said, “This academy is emerging at a period of its greatest need.

The international environment is becoming increasingly more complex and more demanding of our best intellects, professionalism, commitments and visions to find spaces within areas demanding consensus, or in competitions with others and managing conflicts.

“Nigeria lives with historic limitations and multiple contemporary challenges, and we will not claim that we are self-sufficient in answers to dealing with poverty levels, limited resources for critical infrastructure and raising skilled and educated younger Nigerians.”

Shettima told the foreign service officers that Nigeria needed their input in addressing some of the challenges it was facing.

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