President Muhammadu Buhari has said that Nigeria must prove to Africa and the world that it is not a big-for-nothing country.
Buhari made the comment on Friday, December 9, while meeting with members of the National Planning and Implementation Committee of the first National Youth Open Water Swimming Competition at the Presidential Villa in Abuja.
“Our size as Nigeria, our natural resources and our population have put us in a very difficult position, not only in Africa but throughout the world. Everybody expects Nigeria to perform because of our quality human and material resources. So this is putting a lot of responsibilities on us, especially the youth,” he said.
“We just have to be up and doing in order to show Africa and the rest of the world that our size and number are not for nothing. We should prove that we can produce competitive individuals and we are able to manage ourselves.
“I am pleased to be associated with this event. I have been told how you have been training very hard. Please, try to convince your colleagues to be more competitive so that you can justify our size and our resources,” he added.
The delegation was led by the Chairman of Senate Committee on Works, Senator Kabir Gaya.