He has therefore charged the nation’s ambassadors-designate to learn to “do more with less.”
According to a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, the President spoke while declaring open an induction course organised by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for Nigerian Career Ambassadors-designate who were recently cleared by the Senate.
The President expressed the optimism that some factors that led the nation into economic recession would reduce in the new year.
He said, “We are optimistic that the external factors that partly contributed to push our economy into recession will enb in 2017.
“Until then, I regret that the resources available to fund our missions abroad will not be as robust as we would like.
“We are working hard to turn around our national economy by effectively reforming our macroeconomic environment through measures, some of which were outlined in my budget speech to the National Assembly last week.”
The President confirmed that Nigerian missions abroad have been restructured.