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Tinubu urges Nigerians abroad to return


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President Bola Tinubu, calls on Nigerians in the United States to change their mindset for success in their endeavors and consider returning to Nigeria for business opportunities.

He delivered this message at a Presidential Townhall Meeting organized by the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission during the UN General Assembly’s 78th session in New York.

Tinubu drew on his personal experience as someone who had once lived abroad, stating, “I was once a diaspora. What you have been through, I have been through it. A change of mindset is necessary.”

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He emphasized that opportunities exist both in Nigeria and wherever Nigerians reside if they are willing to search and invest their efforts.

The President expressed pride in the achievements of Nigerians excelling in various fields in their host countries and applauded their good behavior and conduct.

He encouraged them to consider returning to Nigeria, saying, “But, we need you back home, Nigeria has arrived; forget the frustration of the previous year’s leadership.”

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Highlighting the potential in Nigeria, Tinubu stated, “We don’t have any reason to be poor. We are just poor in some leadership areas.”

“That is what I harped on during my campaign. It was a very gruesome campaign, but I won the election.”

“But if I didn’t throw myself into it with strong determination and result, I wouldn’t have won.”

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Tinubu also encouraged Nigerians to support each other without discrimination, saying, “You ought to embrace one another. No labeling, no identity, you should remove ethnic identities that tend to differentiate us. ”

“We are one single family, living in the same house but living in different rooms.”

The Townhall Meeting garnered attention from several distinguished guests, including Nigeria’s Ambassador to the United States, Amb. Uzoma Emenike, and other prominent government officials.