Jonathan commends Diasporic Nigerians for contributing to Nigeria’s development

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Former Nigeria President, Goodluck Jonathan has commended Nigerians in the Diaspora for their contribution to Nigeria’s development.

Jonathan stated this during his virtual participation at the annual general meeting of Nigeria in the Diaspora Organisation Europe (NIDOE) held Thursday in Dortmund, Germany.

He said Nigerians in the Diaspora acted as agents of change because of their capacity to deploy their expertise, facilitate investments and leverage international connections to boost economic and industrial development.

“The Diaspora has always been an important part of Nigeria’s development journey. You act as agents of change because of your capacity to deploy your expertise, facilitate investments and leverage international connections to boost economic and industrial development.

“As President, my administration had a policy of actively and robustly engaging the Diaspora in a coordinated fashion,” he said.

The former President said he expected the Diaspora to be more involved in promoting entrepreneurship and development, especially with the birthing of the Nigeria in the Diaspora Commission of this present administration.

“This is not the time to wait until our country and its systems begin to run efficiently before you consider investing your talents and resources to its growth.

“Nigerians should not see themselves as foreigners in the Nigerian project. This is the time for all of us to fire up our patriotism and explore more ways of helping to build our nation,” Jonathan said.

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