President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, addressing Nigerians in the U.S. during the Presidential Townhall Meeting in New York.
During the meeting Tinubu urged Nigerians to have a change in mindset for achieving success in life.
The meeting, organized by the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NiDCOM) alongside the UN General Assembly, served as a platform for discussions and encouragement.
According to Tinubu, who shared his own diaspora experience, urged Nigerians to see the country as a land of business opportunities.
The President also commended Nigerians who are making the country proud abroad and emphasized on the need to eradicate poverty and improve various aspects of governance,
Tinubu underscored the potential of Nigeria as a blessed country. He encouraged Nigerians to embrace unity and eliminate ethnic divisions, and advocates for a united Nigeria.
“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,” President BAT said.
‘Change of mind set 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.
“You are lucky to be among those who are celebrated for good manners and behavior and are 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.”
Tinubu, who commended the efforts on out-of-school children, the healthcare programme and the need to eradicate poverty, said Nigeria was a blessed country.
During the meeting, Nigerians excelling in various fields in the U.S. were introduced to the president, and they expressed their support for his efforts to reform Nigeria and their commitment to making their home country proud.
Furthermore, Nigerian-American leaders, such as Oye Owolewa and Olufunmilola Obe, discussed economic empowerment opportunities for Nigerians in the U.S. and their efforts to contribute to the development of Nigeria.
Prominent officials and diplomats, including government ministers and ambassadors, also attended the Town Hall Meeting.