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Nigerians in Diaspora pledge to remain united, promote growth of fatherland

By Fortune Abang

Nigerians of the Diaspora Organization-Americas (NIDOA) on Wednesday called on their compatriots to cover up their differences and unite to foster meaningful economic growth in their homeland.

Nigerians in the diaspora spoke during a conference call with the Nigeria News Agency in Abuja, against the backdrop of a reconciliation meeting between members of NIDOA and NIDO-US

The meeting resulted in a communique signed jointly by Dr. Eromonsele Idahosa, President of NIDOA-USA, Mr. Lee Kareem, Secretary General of NIDOA, Ms. Patience Key, Executive Director of NIDOA and Mr. Obed Monago, President of NIDOA.

Those who spoke praised the initiative of the meeting for marking a new turning point for Nigerians living abroad to be more patriotic in their relationships after three years.

Key said, “We are actually the organization that others are looking to see how we can form a formidable force on how to move our nation forward.

“The differences can affect our relationship and other businesses in Nigeria; from now on, we can work together to develop modalities to positively affect our homeland and stimulate its economic growth.

“Coming together will bring us more respect as NIDO, Nigerians and Nigeria in general. “

Idahosa for his part said, “There are a lot of things we could do to help the federal government achieve growth in the country, but accommodating the differences is not good.

“We had gone to court in America, and we just felt it was not good for our country and Nigerians, now that we have agreed to achieve a common cause, we are ready to play a vital role in uplifting Nigeria. “

Ms. Patience Key, Executive Director of NIDO-Americas.

NIDOA-USA public relations manager Dr Yinka Tella stressed that any group divided against itself cannot grow, saying reconciliation is likely to unite Nigerians at home and abroad.

According to him, 461,695 U.S. residents are of Nigerian descent based on the 2019 U.S. Community Report.

“Our desire is to continue to reconcile all of our differences at home and abroad, and to build our national economy collectively,” Tella said.

In a related vein, Dr Ezekiel Macham, former vice president of NIDOA-BoT, said bringing Nigerians together abroad was a dream come true, as part of efforts to develop the country.

“Unity means progress and what NIDOA is doing to bring our members together is a step in the right direction, to foster the rapid growth of our homeland.

“We will remain focused on achieving the goals, on making positive differences in all areas of our national economy and on presenting Nigeria as a people united in justice and fairness,” Macham said.

Ing. Obed Monago, NIDOA

Likewise, Mr. Obed Monago commended the government and the diplomatic community for their efforts to ensure that such steps are taken to strengthen unity among Nigerians.

“The meeting shows a high level of maturity among Nigerians and our gathering will bring collective benefit among Nigerians abroad to also contribute their quota to nation building,” said Monago.

Meanwhile, Professor Apollos Nwauwa, former Secretary General of NIDOA-USA, praised the meeting for raising hope on Nigeria’s path to greatness, instead of the 61st anniversary of independence.

Nwauwa said, “This is one of the best things that happens because if we are divided nothing can work, but with our union in unity our country will become economically strong.

“This is a great opportunity for us to find ways to achieve greater exploits for our homeland and this must be reflected in all aspects of our economy. “

The highlight of the meeting was their agreement to withdraw all lawsuits involving members of NIDOA-NIDOA USA from the courts, after proper consultation with their respective attorneys, among others.

Source: NAN

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