President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed satisfaction over the educational ties between Nigeria and Belarus, saying education remains veritable doorway through which the boundless potentials of youths can be positively harnessed for the benefit of society The President made the remark on Thursday at State House, Abuja, when he received the outgoing Ambassador of Belarus to Nigeria, Mr Vyacheslav Beskosty, who has spent over six years in Nigeria as the pioneer Ambassador of his country.
“I am impressed by your successful tour of duty, particularly in the area of educational ties between our countries.
“Over 600 young Nigerians are in your country, trying to guarantee a better future for themselves through education,’’ the President said.
He added that the relationship between Nigeria and Belarus was sure to grow stronger in the years ahead. In his remarks, Beskosty said Nigeria had “big potential for economic cooperation” with his country, adding that military and technical ties were equally proceeding satisfactorily.
The ambassador commended the Buhari administration for making agricultural development as one of its top priorities. Beskosty, however, stated that Belarus, as the world’s biggest producer of fertilizers, and a giant in production of tractors “has a great role to play in the bid to achieve food self-sufficiency in Nigeria.’’
He commended the Buhari administration for its service to the nation, noting that people were already seeing significant changes in the country.