By SundiataPOST, Abuja
Vice-President Namadi Sambo has commended the Nigerian community in Kuwait for their ‘exceptional behaviour’ in projecting the good image of Nigeria.
A statement issued in Abuja on Tuesday by the his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Umar Sani, said Sambo gave the commendation when he met with Nigerians living in Kuwait.
It quoted Sambo as expressing delight with the confidence the Kuwaiti citizens had placed on Nigerian professionals, urging them to continue to project the positive image of the country in their character and conduct.
“I want to thank you for the high level of professionalism you are displaying in your conduct, which made the communities to have confidence in you.
“This has created another avenue for rebranding Nigeria, and we thank you very much for that.’’
The Vice-President assured them that Government was doing everything possible to ease and fast track consular services particularly in the areas of renewal of passports and residency permits.
He enjoined them to tap from the huge potentials of Nigeria, stressing that through the Transformation Agenda, the President Jonathan administration was revitalising the Nigeria economy.
Sambo expressed the hope that the ongoing biometric data capture of Nigerians being conducted by the Nigeria Identity Management Commission would facilitate diaspora voting.
He, therefore, enjoined them to key into it.
Sambo, the statement said, informed the community on issues that led to the strike by ASUU and efforts/concessions government was making to bring it to an end.
He expressed optimism that the strike would soon come to an end.
The statement quoted the Vice-President as calling for a one minute silence for the repose of the soul of the late former president of ASUU, Prof. Festus Iyayi.
“The Nigerian community, in their presentation by Mr Joe Eneh, requested the Federal Government to provide an e-passport machine to ease passport renewal.
“They called for intervention in the frequent request for medical test for residency renewal,’’ the statement said.