Anything done for the good of the country will be ultimately rewarded, and redound to the good of those behind it, President Muhammadu Buhari told some groups of Nigerians in the diaspora.
Receiving the groups and some professionals hitherto based abroad, but who have returned home in recent times, at State House, Abuja, Monday, the President stated:
“You have been working quietly, supporting the government physically and materially, and you are doing it for your own country. Head or tail, you won’t lose. Please continue to do your best for the country.”
Speaking on behalf of Diaspora Alliance Group, Mr Ade Omole, said the organisation was a think-tank in the United Kingdom, which formulates policies to help Nigeria. They currently have recommendations to help the country in the areas of agriculture, youth empowerment, community development, and education.
“We also educate people in the diaspora on the good work the Buhari administration is doing for Nigeria. You are rebuilding the country. We supported you in 2015, and we will also support you in 2019,” Omole said.
Dr Badewa Adejugbe-Williams, speaking on behalf of returnee professionals from the diaspora, said they were excited and willing to contribute to national development.
“Our main goal now is investing in Nigeria. We are planning a Nigeria-Diaspora Summit on Investment soon. We are quite pleased with infrastructural development round the country. We want to attract people in diaspora to bring their money, and invest here,” she said.
Dr Salihu-Dasuki, who spoke on behalf of young people in the diaspora, lauded President Buhari for signing the Not-Too-Young-To-Run bill into law, assuring that young people would soon begin to utilize the legislation.