President Muhammadu Buhari has said that the international community is beginning to rekindle its confidence in Nigeria because of how the country is gradually finding ways to solve its own problems.
Speaking Friday at the graduation ceremony of Course 24 participants of the National Defence College in Abuja, the president said the nation was beginning to have faith in the ability of its existing institutional capacity to tackle its problems.
He, however, said that there must be double efforts to restore the nation to higher glory.
According to President Buhari, the Nigerian Armed Forces had proven to be equal to the task of maintaining the country’s internal and external security, adding that Nigeria had made tremendous progress in the last one year towards taking her rightful place in the comity of nations.
He said: “We hope to continue to build on this progress in the coming years so as to ensure that Nigeria maintains the enviable heights it has achieved thus far. It is a task that all of us must resolve to do.
“The National Defence College symbolizes the height of military professionalism and excellence in our nation. It is a place where potential strategic leaders are trained in the procedure and processes of strategic leadership. It serves as a good platform to produce leaders that will drive the change direction, which must be followed if we will keep-up with the 21st century”.