Nigeria adopts policy for citizens abroad

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Tiamiyu Saheed Oluwatosin
calendar-icon Nigeria adopts policy for citizens abroad Posted on: 2021-04-28 20:56:24
Nigeria adopts policy for citizens abroad GEOFFREY-ONYEAMA



The federal government has adopted a National Diaspora Policy for Nigeria.

Foreign Affairs Minister, Geoffrey Onyeama, confirmed this during a chat with reporters after the cabinet meeting chaired by President Muhammadu Buhari.

Onyeama noted that the policy was formulated by the Nigerian Diaspora Commission (NiDCOM).

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The minister said it would formalise the relationship between the government and nationals abroad.

“There are 17 or more million Nigerian People in the diaspora and they constitute a very important part of the Nigerian community.”

Onyeama added that the policy aims to promote national development through engagement with the Nigerian People overseas.

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He further explained that the scheme would address voting by citizens who reside outside Nigeria and the deployment of their skills in different sectors.

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