President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has met with members of the Nigerians in the Diaspora Community in the US
The President tasked Nigerians living in the US to bring their resources to invest in the Nigerian economy.
President Tinubu said this in a meeting organised by the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) on the sidelines of the ongoing 78th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA).
The President who advised the community to overcome setbacks asked the citizens to adopt a new mindset.
He further told the gathering at the Town Hall meeting that their fatherland had become home for business opportunities.
“I want to give you a measure that will resonate with you. I was once a Diasporan. 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 it and in everything you do, there is always going to be an opportunity, if you know how to search and put your mind to it.”
President Tinubu expressed satisfaction with their conduct lauding their exemplary conduct and how they had continued to succeed in their country of residence.
“You are lucky to be among those who are celebrated for good manners and behaviour and are operating acceptably.
“I’m very proud of you; I have also been a beneficiary of inspiration, determination, commitment and perseverance and that is all you need to pull through.
“But, we need you back home, Nigeria has arrived; forget the frustration of the previous years’ leaderships,” President Tinubu said.
The Nigerian leader stressed that his administration is currently reviewing the challenges of out-of-school children, and the healthcare programme to change narratives, he identified the need to eradicate poverty.
“Sincerely, we don’t have any reason to be poor. We are just poor 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 didn’t throw myself into it with strong determination and resolve, I wouldn’t have won,” President Tinubu added.