Charge D’Affaires En Titre of the Nigerian Mission in Libya, Amb. Kabiru Musa, has told the Nigerian community in that country that there is no way progress can be made by the Mission without the collaboration and support of the community.
Speaking during the commissioning of the Nigerian Community Secretariat in Tripoli, Thursday,a programme monitored by Attractions Magazine’s Iliyasu Rufai in Abuja,the Nigerian Envoy to the middle eastern country applauded the members of the caretaker committee for the huge successes they had achieved, especially by building a befitting Secretariat.
Despite not being easy to get the communities of nations in any host country together to work for a common vision and goal, sometimes due to a whole lot of factors, including the fear of foisting leadership on such groups, Amb. Musa observed that, in the case of the Nigerians in Libya,the Nigerian Mission has always insisted that whoever will emerge the leader of the community must be a person of unquestionable character, one that has integrity.
“This was what we sought to achieve and nothing more. Ordinarily, we would have no need to ever interfere in the processes of the election. The Caretaker Committee had to come on board and in just 6 months, we have seen what they have achieved.
“Our mandate to them had been basically to build a befitting Secretariat and organise election and all that. They merely made a few requests from us like office desks, computers and sending information about the Secretariat to the host authorities, all of which we carried out with great dispatch.”
While applauding the Caretaker Committee and members of the Community for the feat they had achieved, Amb. Musa urged them to think out of the box to fashion out ways of generating funds to run the Secretariat, adding that “without money,the Secretariat cannot work.”
The Nigerian Community Secretariat in Libya, according to Amb. Musa, is a place of meeting and refuge for Nigerians in that country, some of whom may, sometimes, desire a place to stay while facing accommodation challenges or anything of the sort.
Source: Attractions News