ENUGU, Nigeria (VOICE OF NAIJA) – Former President Olusegun Obasanjo says Nigerians are more united while outside the country but act like enemies in their home country.
He said this as he expressed joy over the unity exhibited among Nigerians in the United States of America.
Obasanjo In a statement by his Special Assistant on Media, Kehinde Akinyemi, urged Nigerians in the diaspora to reciprocate such togetherness when they are back home.
He made this disclosure on behalf of a delegation of eminent traditional leaders and academics that included the Olowu of Owu Kingdom, Oba Saka Matemilola, at an evening reception held at New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA.
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Obasanjo told those at the event that Nigerians in the diaspora are making the country proud in their different areas of endeavour, urging them to be good citizens wherever they are domiciled.
“Nigerian nationals are often very united when they are abroad, but something else when they return to the country,” he said.
The former President appealed to them to be good citizens, not only outside the country, but also when they return home to Nigeria.
He thanked the Rutgers University management for the warm reception accorded the delegation and for the “far-reaching engagements.”