23 April 2021 By Aisha Adesanya
The House of Representatives Committee on Foreign Affairs has reiterated the need to reposition Nigeria’s foreign policy to prioritise National Interest.
The Chairman, House Committee on Foreign Affairs, Yakub Buba from Adamawa State stated this while addressing newsmen in Abuja.
According to him, the three-day retreat organised by the House Committee on Foreign Affairs on the need to review Nigeria’s foreign policy was to ensure that the nation’s interest is well represented and protected in our foreign policy.
The lawmaker also noted that despite the fact that Africa remains the centre piece of Nigeria’s external policy, it is of paramount importance to ensure Nigerian’s interest comes first.
Buba who described the foreign missions as the mirror via which the nation’s image is viewed in foreign countries said the committee is also recommending increased funding for foreign missions and services across the world.
He added that the foreign services also attracts direct foreign investments hence the need to provide an enabling environment for effective service delivery
On the issue of insecurity, Buba who represents Gombi/ Hong Federal Constituency of Adamawa State called for establishment of a military base in his constituency following the reoccurring attacks on the communities by insurgents.
He also stressed the need for massive recruitment of youths into the military to help combat insecurity effectively and ensure the unity of Nigeria.