He called for the cooperation and collaboration of the countries to overcome the challenges in West Africa.

Buhari invited friendly countries to ”support efforts to address the problem of insecurity, the fight against corruption, the diversification of the economy and our efforts to promote good governance”.

The president renewed his call on foreign government representatives not to meddle in Nigeria’s internal affairs as Nigerians prepare to elect another government in the general election on February 25, 2023.

”I urge you to be guided by diplomatic practice to ensure that your activities remain within the confines of your profession as you oversee the preparation of the elections and the conduct of the general election itself.

“I wish them every success in their respective tours of duty, and at the same time I encourage them to take some time to enjoy the unique nature and culture available to them as they travel our country.” he said.

According to Buhari, Nigeria certainly enjoys very cordial and mutually beneficial bilateral relations and cooperation with their respective countries, and he commends the role of their predecessors who demonstrated diligence and commitment in promoting these causes.

“Therefore, I am confident that your appointments are obviously deliberate to build on the successes of your immediate predecessors in order to advance our relationship to significant and enviable heights.

“As you assume your diplomatic responsibilities, I hope you will appreciate the political, socioeconomic and cultural diversities that are the hallmarks of the Nigerian nation.

“I encourage you to build friendships and take the time to fraternize across the country, including interacting with the public and private sectors in an attempt to explore areas of mutual benefit to your respective countries and Nigeria.

“Sectors such as health, education, infrastructure, local manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, agribusiness, transportation, solid minerals are areas of particular interest to both us and foreign investors.

”This will allow us to collectively strive to revive the economies of all our countries in the post-pandemic global recovery processes,” he said.

The president also recognized the support of the respective countries in his Administration’s campaign to face the challenges of insecurity such as kidnapping, banditry, terrorism, drugs and human trafficking, as well as the threats posed by environmental challenges. derived from climate change in the Lake. Chad region.

He reiterated that the different factors that explain these challenges go beyond the capacities of a single country to contain them effectively.

He stressed that security issues have become a matter for all nations in the world to work together on both bilateral and multilateral platforms and build consensus to overcome these challenges.

The Ambassadors who presented their Credentials are: nicholas langSwiss; Annika Hahn EnglundSweden; Peter RyanIreland; Kitiisak KlomchitThailand, Nicholas NyoukySenegal and david chaot from South Sudan.

Responding on behalf of his colleagues, the Swiss Ambassador assured the Nigerian President that they would exercise ”their functions as Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassadors with dedication, to the best of their knowledge and belief, and for the mutual benefit of our countries”.

Wishing Nigeria peaceful, free and fair elections, the ambassadors expressed their goodwill to the president in his remaining days in office.

”We are well aware of Nigeria’s importance to the well-being of the entire African continent, its role in international politics and its weight in the world economy.

“Each and every one of us is proud to represent his country and its interests in this great Federal Republic of Nigeria.”‘ Lang said.