- A former ambassador to Australia has encouraged Nigerians to embrace Donald Trump’s presidency
- According to him, Trump administration will help to refund stolen funds stashed in America by Nigerian political looters
A former Nigerian ambassador to Australia Adegboyega Ariyo has urged Nigerians to expect positive things from Donald Trump’s administration as the newly sworn in president of the United States of America.
According to reports, Ariyo allegedly said this while giving a speech as a guest speaker at Diplomatic Dialogue organised by the Department of International Relations and Diplomacy, Afe Babalola University, Ado Ekiti (ABUAD).
In his speech he entitled: “Donald Trump’s Ascension to American Presidency: Implications for Nigeria, Africa and the World”, Ariyo reportedly said the US president will help return the nation’s stolen funds stashed away in some Western countries.
The one-time Nigerian High Commissioner to Namibia and Head of Diplomatic Corps to the southern African country, said there are some positives the Trump Presidency portends for Nigeria and other African countries, contrary to fears being expressed in some quarters.
He said: “Trump may not carry out many of the threats he issued during the American presidential election campaign because he has to carry along some institutions like the Congress, the Pentagon, the intelligence community along before taking decisions.”
Ariyo added that some of Trump’s advisers who have African background like a Nigerian he appointed, Bayo Ogunlesi, would help him in taking decisions that affect the continent.
Meanwhile, violence broke out in the United States of America over the inauguration of Donald Trump as the 45th president of the country.
The initially peaceful protest reportedly became violent when the new president took his oath of office.
According to a report by CNN, around 90 people have already been arrested in the riot which is happening on the inauguration parade route in Washington DC.