Abike Dabiri-Erewa: Buhari's aide reiterates support for diaspora voting

Abike Dabiri-Erewa: Buhari's aide reiterates support for diaspora voting

- The Nigerians in Diaspora Commission is in full support of diaspora voting, Abike Dabiri-Erewa has restated

- Dabiri-Erewa, who is the chairman and chief executive officer of the NIDCOM, reiterated the support of the commission during a workshop

- Recall that President Muhammadu Buhari also recently said he was in support of diaspora voting

The chairman and chief executive officer of Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), Abike Dabiri-Erewa, has reiterated her support for diaspora voting.

Dabiri-Erewa, who is also the senior special assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on foreign affairs and diaspora, reiterated her support during the stakeholders' workshop on Nigeria diaspora voting on Monday, February 17.

Legit.ng gathers that the president's aide said NIDCOM is in full support to allow Nigerians abroad to vote during elections.

Dabiri-Erewa also quoted President Buhari's statement in Ethiopia in which the president said he was not against diaspora voting.

President Buhari said that the National Assembly should be convinced to amend the relevant laws to make diaspora voting a reality.

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Legit.ng previously reported that President Buhari spoke on the possibility of Nigerians in the diaspora participating fully in electoral activities, with specific regard to voting.

Buhari made this comment on Tuesday, February 11, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia after the just-concluded African Union (AU) summit.

He said that the presidency has no problem with diaspora voting which has been clamoured for by a section of the electorate and some stakeholders.

However, the president said that the only condition on which this can be constitutional in Nigeria is if the National Assembly agrees to amend the necessary laws to make it a reality.

In other news, a Nigerian man identified as @johnnetworq on microblogging platform Twitter recently rolled out reasons why he cannot consider coming back to Nigerians.

His narration became necessary after another Twitter user identified as Adamu Garba penned a short Twitter thread in which he urged Nigerians to stay and build their country, and urged those abroad to come back home.

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Reacting to the post, @johnnetworq gave a personal account about his crippling experience in the country that eventually led to his relocation.

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@johnnetwork narrated how he lost his father in 2000 and how his mum was laden with the responsibility of taking care of him.

He said by 2005, he got admitted into the Petroleum Training Institute (PTI), graduated top of his class and worked with the department until it was time to depart for the National Youths Service Corps (NYSC) programme.

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