‘We need you back home’ — Tinubu tells Nigerians in US

‘We need you back home’ — Tinubu tells Nigerians in US

President Bola Tinubu has encouraged Nigerians in the U.S. to rise above failure by having a change of mindset for success in all their endeavours in life.

Tinubu gave the advice at the Presidential Townhall Meeting with Nigerians in the diaspora on Wednesday in New York.

The Townhall Meeting was organized by the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NiDCOM) on the sidelines of the 78th session of the UN General Assembly.

“I want to give you a measure that will resonate with you. I was once a diaspora. What you have been through, I have been through it. A change of mindset is necessary.

“Take it this night that Nigeria is home for business opportunities.

“Also, anywhere you stay, there is always going to be an opportunity in, and in everything you do, there is always going to be an opportunity if you know how to search and put your mind into it,’’ he said.

The president, however, expressed delight in the conduct of Nigerians who have continued to excel in their chosen fields in their host country.

“You are lucky to be among those celebrated for good manners and behavior and operating in an acceptable manner.

“I’m very proud of you; I have also been beneficial of inspiration, determination, commitment, and perseverance and that is all you need to get to pull through.

“But, we need you back home, Nigeria has arrived; forget the frustration of the previous year’s leadership,’’ he said.

Tinubu, who commended the efforts on out-of-school children, the healthcare program, and the need to eradicate poverty, said Nigeria was a blessed country.

Tinubu said: “Sincerely, we don’t have any reason to be poor, we are just lacking in some leadership areas.

“That is what I harped on during my campaign. It was a very gruesome campaign but I won the election if I hadn’t thrown myself into it with solid determination and results, I wouldn’t have won.

“There were so many hurdles on my way that would have stopped me. I refused to be stopped, you can do the same as many of you here who are contesting elections.”

In addition, he urged the Nigerians to embrace one another, urging that there should not be no sentiment or discrimination among them.

Tinubu said: “You ought to embrace one another. No labeling, no identity, you should remove ethnic identity that tends to differentiate us.

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

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