The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has set a four-year target to actualise the new administration’s foreign policy vision.
Its strategic vision and operations would be driven by the 4D foreign policy strategy which is hinged on democracy, development, demography and diaspora.
They are to serve as pillars for the actualisation of sustainable development of the President Bola Tinubu’s administration. The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Yusuf Maitama Tuggar, in a review of the document said the policy will be the guiding principles of activities for the ministry for next four years- 2023-2027.
Tuggar said the Ministry will work assiduously to achieve the renewed hope agenda of the President. The Ministry has also evolved a set of priorities with specific objectives and outcomes to be attained within the period. These priorities serve as the yardstick for the Ministry’s operations for the next four years. The priority areas are grouped into five key focus areas including: Inclusivity, Economic Growth and Job Creation, Security, Fairness and Rule of Law, Anti-corruption stance. The first priority area is focused on harnessing and leveraging the potential of the diaspora to strengthen Nigeria’s economic diversity, the second priority area is focused on promoting Nigeria’s visibility and relevance at the global level, priority three is focused on promoting national, regional and global peace and stability, the fourth priority area is focused on strengthening democratic governance in West African and Africa, and the fifth priority area is focused on reforming the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for effective service delivery. Tuggar expressed trust in the unalloyed commitment of the Ministry’s staff to drive the actualization of President Tinubu’s vision for a renewed and efficient Ministry of Foreign Affairs in tune with the dynamic state of diplomacy and current realities that is proactive and responsive to the needs of Nigerians all over the world.
The Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Amb Adamu Ibrahim Lamua said Nigerians should expect nothing short of efficient service delivery from the Ministry under the current administration in line with the renewed Hope agenda of the President.