Leaders of The Asiwaju Group have urged Nigerians living abroad to vote for the progressive ticket of Asiwajubola Ahmed Tinubu (Vice President) and Senator KashimShettima (Progressive Winners) in the 2023 General Elections.
This was the statement made by Prince Ade Omole, convener of Nigeria Diaspora Leader and support group leader, at a press briefing held in Abuja, Nigeria, on Wednesday, August 17th 2022.
Nigerians living in Diaspora are critical players in Nigeria’s State. They have the necessary resources, skills, and funds to consolidate Nigeria’s profile as a developing country.
Prince Omole stated that, just as he did when he was Lagos State Governor in Lagos State, a Tinubu-led Cabinet would be made up of patriotically qualified Nigerians from Diaspora who would provide solutions to the country’s problems and deliver efficiency in government.
Nigerians living in Diaspora can contribute a lot towards Nation-building. Many would love to return home to help build a new government under the Asiwaju Presidency. The Diaspora of Nigerian professionals would be involved in this process. Asiwaju Tinubu will find and hire competent people in the Diaspora to assist with this task. Asiwaju Tinubu has a reputation for employing competent and professional hands to accomplish the task. Omole stated that the Nigerian Diaspora integration will not be an exception.
It is estimated that 17 million Nigerians live in the Diaspora. A significant portion of these people are professionals who work in Europe, Americas, and other parts the World. Many have made a name for themselves in their respective fields and have had significant and recognized impacts in the private and public sectors.
According to data from the World Bank, $65.34 billion was sent by the Nigerian Diaspora in three years: 2018 (24.31bn), 2019, and 2020 (17.21bn). This money was used to support the country’s economic activities. Comparatively, the 2020 remittances inflow accounted for four percent of Nigeria’s Gross Domestic Products for that fiscal year.
Nigerians living in Diaspora will be expected to use their global experience and contribute to the development of Nigeria. This includes shaping Government Policies and core infrastructure development in Nigeria. TAG believes that a Tinubu Presidency can leverage Nigerians living in Diaspora. It will do this by placing the right pegs into the right holes.
Prince Omole announced that an All Progressives Congress (APC), Presidential Candidate Asiwaju Tanubu will be holding a Diaspora town-hall conference. Tinubu will take this opportunity to meet with Diaspora progressives and all Nigerians who are working tirelessly for a better Nigeria. More details about this event will soon be available.
Remember that Asiwaju Tinubu met Prince Omole, his team and others prior to the APC Special Convention which took place in June 2022. Asiwaju assured Team members that the Diaspora wouldn’t be forgotten and encouraged them to become more involved in efforts to rebuild Nigeria. This was an acknowledgment of the fundamental role they can play in moving the Country to greater heights.
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