Disturbed by severe criticisms that have trailed his many foreign trips since assuming office on May 29, 2015, President Muhammadu Buhari has defended his trips, saying they were imperative to present Nigeria’s case on a personal basis to her economic colleagues and neighbours.
Buhari, who spoke on Thursday, at the All Progressives Congress (APC) National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting held at the APC National Secretariat in Abuja, said: “For globetrotting, sometimes, you need to present your case on a personal basis to your economic colleagues and neighbours.
“Nothing is better than personal touch and I believe that we are learning a lot and eventually, the nation will realize so.”
The President also expressed sympathy to members of his party over their plights in convincing their constituents on what the administration has been doing over the last 10 months said: “I don’t envy you on the harassment you are going through from your constituencies. Take it with a lot of determination and we will be all right, God willing.”