Wednesday , September 27 2023

Nigerians enemies at home, friends abroad – Obasanjo

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has expressed worry that Nigerians relate as friends while they were outside the country but act like enemies when they were in their country.

Obasanjo said that Nigerians in the diaspora are making the country proud in their different areas of endeavour.

The former president said this at an evening reception held at New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA, urging Nigerians in the diaspora to be good citizens wherever they are domiciled

Obasanjo in a statement by his Special Assistant on Media, Kehinde Akinyemi, expressed satisfaction over the unity exhibited among Nigerians in the United States of America.

He urged Nigerians in the diaspora to reciprocate such togetherness when they are back home.

He spoke on behalf of a delegation of eminent traditional leaders and academics that included the Olowu of Owu Kingdom, Oba Saka Matemilola.

He said, “Nigerian nationals are often very united when they are abroad, but something else when they return to the country, therefore, I want to urge all to be good citizens, not only where you are, but when also you come home to Nigeria.”

He lauded the Rutgers University management for the warm reception accorded the delegation and for the “far-reaching engagements.”

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