The Vice President after acquainting them of the developmental strides embarked upon in all sectors of the Nigerian economy by the President Jonathan administration, promised to convey their request to government.
He assured them of the readiness of Government to partner with them in bringing development to our country, while also urging them to always be good ambassadors of their country.
Earlier in their separate address, Shamsudeen Fagbo, President of the Nigerian Professional Workers in KSA and Bashir Suleiman, Chairman of the Nigerians Resident in KSA, requested the Federal Government to build primary and secondary schools that will cater for our citizens in Saudi Arabia.
They noted that such efforts have been done by other African countries like Ghana and Mali and called on the Federal Government to replicate such laudable initiative.
Both leaders further enjoined the use of Nigerian curriculum when such schools have been established and to ensure that examination bodies in Nigeria conduct examinations in those schools.
Vice President Sambo was in Saudi Arabia as the head of a top level Federal Government delegation to the award ceremony of Sheikh Dr. Ahmed Abubakar Lemu; winner of the King Faisal International Prize for Service to Islam for the year 2014, which held on Sunday 30th March, 2014 in Riyadh, the Saudi Arabian capital.
Present at the meeting was the Governor of Niger State Dr. Babangida Aliyu, the Nigerian Ambassador to Saudi Arabia Amb. Abubakar Shehu Bunu, the Deputy Chief of Mission, Amb. Tijjani Hamman Joda , as well as Amb. Ahmed Umar, the Counsel General and other top government officials.