Nigerians abroad are excelling in their chosen fields and their success is a testament to the fact that they are capable of changing the world for better.
Legit.ng brings you Nigerian Americans making Nigeria proud and currently running for top positions in the United States.
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1. Yinka Faleti
Yinka Faleti is the Democratic nominee for Missouri secretary of state.
The Nigerian American, who immigrated to the United States at the age of seven, said he is running for secretary of state to protect the right to vote for Missouri families.
2. Esther Agbaje
Esther Agbaje is running for Minnesota state representative for District 59B in Minneapolis.
She was born in St. Paul, lived in Brainerd, and went to high school in Faribault. After law school, Esther moved to downtown Minneapolis in 2017 to contribute to the place she calls home.
Yinka's parents moved to Minnesota from Nigeria to further their education, after which they started a family in the North American country.
3. Jude Ezeh
Jude Ezeh is running for New Milford (New Jersey) City Council.
4. Oye Owolewa
Oye Owolewa is Washington DC's candidate for US House of Representatives.
He is a licensed pharmacist who is committed to the community. Oye was elected commissioner of his neighbourhood in South East DC.
Legit.ng previously reported that Nigeria is a country blessed with people whose purpose on earth is to serve humanity, and these nationals are fulfilling purpose in every nook and cranny of the world.
In other news, a Nigerian man who arrived Canada as a student five years ago has taken to Twitter to share his success story.
The man identified as Tunde Omotoye said he arrived Canada five years ago as a student who was unsure of what the future had for him in the North American country.
Despite the uncertainty, he revealed that he has launched his own company five years after leaving the shores of Nigeria.
According to Omotoye, his company's aim is to help immigrants like him navigate their immigration and career journeys confidently and swiftly.
He tweeted: "5 years ago, I arrived Canada. A student, unsure of what the future had for me in Canada."
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