President Buhari has urged Nigerians abroad to always remember they have a role to play in projecting Nigeria to the rest of the world.


This was contained in the release by Garba Shehu, his media aide on Wednesday while meeting some selected Nigerians in Lisbon, Portugal.

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According to Buhari, Nigerians in the diaspora need to put in efforts to raise Nigeria’s profile higher, economically and culturally.

He said; “In every field of human endeavour, be it the creative industries, sports, health, academia, Nigerians in the diaspora have thrived and leveraged their skills to raise our country’s profile higher, economically, socially, technologically, and culturally.

“It is for these reasons that this Government established the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NiDCOM) to facilitate and support your engagement with our country for a win-win outcome in our effort to keep Nigerians united at home and abroad.

“You must continue to be our ambassadors-at-large in your comportment, actions, and character. You must excel and be the best in all your endeavours. While here, you must also not forget home as you are the example we want to project to the rest of the world.”