Senior Special Adviser to the President on Foreign Affairs and Diaspora Matters, Abike Dabiri-Erewa has recently stressed the need for Nigerians in the Diaspora to support the change mantra in line with President Buhari’s agenda, for the overall benefit of the country.
She gave this indication in New York at her maiden Town Hall meeting with Nigerians residing in the US, Canada and Australia.
The trip to the US also offered the Presidential aide opportunity to meet with Nigerian-born Deputy Chief of Police in New York, Funmilola Obe who was the first black woman to attain the post.
She said a good number of Nigerians in the US obeyed the laws of the land.
Issues affecting the nation discussed at the meeting, according to a statement from Dabiri-Erewa were unemployment, depreciating value of the naira, insecurity, kidnapping and erratic power supply in the country.
Nigerians in the Diaspora were of the opinion that President Buhari’s renewed fight against corruption is a welcome development but must come with accelerated hearings of those standing trials to serve as deterrence to others.
According to Dabir-Erewa, the Buhari led administration had prepared ground for them to invest in choice areas of the nation’s economy as measures had also been put in place to accord priority to Nigerians in Diaspora to bring back home their expertise in areas the nation is having challenges for long term solutions. She also reassured them of the presidents promise that opportunity would be created for them to cast their votes in 2019 general elections in the country.