Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has expressed worry over the contrasting behavior of Nigerians when they are in the diaspora compared to when they are within the country.
This was disclosed in a statement issued by his Special Assistant on Media, Kehinde Akinyemi, after evening reception held at New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA on Thursday.
According to Obasanjo, while Nigerians tend to relate as friends and display unity abroad, they often exhibit enmity and discord once they return to their homeland.
Acknowledging the remarkable achievements of Nigerians in various fields while residing abroad, the former President emphasized their role in bringing pride to the nation.
Obasanjo called on diaspora Nigerians to replicate this sense of togetherness upon their return home.
The call to action was made on behalf of a delegation comprising esteemed traditional leaders and academics, which included the notable Olowu of Owu Kingdom, Oba Saka Matemilola.
He said, “Nigerian nationals are often very united when they are abroad, but something else when they return to the country, therefore, I want to urge all to be good citizens, not only where you are, but when also you come home to Nigeria.”