Do you thing Nigerians abroad have a role in Nigerian politics come 2007?
There are a lot of Nigerians abroad who only think of stealing from Nigeria but there are many more who want to be proud of their country and happy to visit or live there and are even planning on ways to help.
Yes many abroad are not so rich and the ones who are, are often dismayed by corruption and anti-diasporanism.
That won't stop me though, I was born and raised abroad so I can't do anything about that and if you want to hate me for that . . . hate me. It is more a reflection on you than myself.
I plan to live in Nigeria, despite being an Ajebota! And not to rub money in people faces or floss (there are many who are more wealthy than me there anyway), but to contribute to the economy and be in the midst of my people.
Politics has alot to play in the economy of Nigeria, but many fail to realise it is private investors/companies that will be the key to any countries success - including UK and US! There are many indians, japanese and white people investing in nigeria which is good in the short term as it brings jobs, but in the long term it is better for Nigerians in the Diaspora to return as i believe you are less likely to be discriminated against. Imagine a white person refusing you a job in your own country simply because you are black (yet you can't get visa in their country). People replied this post with anger, hatred and negativity and whilst I understand the reasns why, this is not healthy and generalised comments were made. I myself plan to build business (and therefore jobs) as well as charities in Nigeria. All thats left now is money, and i can tell you, i am almost there so pray for those in Diaspora that they will have enough moeny and good conscience to profit Nigeria and we will pray for the Nigerians in Nigeria to be able to do the same!
Peace and love my brothers and sisters
And lemmie guess, Abroad is just the place for you.
Don't you think your Goldilocks theory is a bit primitive?
By the way Nigerians abroad do have a large role to play.
My uncle, who used to live in Houston Texas, left the City for Ibadan where he started an efficient Pure Water Company.
The quality of the water is way above Industry standards.
The Income from Nigerians in Diaspora will hit $16billion this year. This highlights the significance of Nigerians in Diaspora.
I plan on starting a massive Architectural company in Nigeria, that will create employment directly and indirectly.
Is it not a horrible shame that the Nigerian government cannot guarantee free education for its own citizens (please let no one mention that moribund UBE program) and has to rely on foreign governments to educate its youth free of charge?
@ denex, yes i enjoy the best education money can buy up to the highest level FREE OF CHARGE from the US government. Sad to say my own government could not grant me the same.
By the time i am through i'd be earing in one month more than you can ever dream of earning in 2 yrs. Stay there "voting" and allowing bitterness to eat u up. In case you are interested in free education you can visit the US embassy closest to you.
you are just wasting your time. These are the type of words they want to hear so they can lambaste Nigeria.
Majority of Nigerians abroad are paupers seeking free education and trying to make ends meet. They have not invested in themselves, you're asking them to invest in Nigeria.
They don't have the money. But rather than say they don't have the money, they will resort to the "Nigeria is corrupt", the "leaders are bad sermon.
The rich Nigerians abroad are those whose parents stole money. If they had plans to invest in Nigeria, why steal in the first place?
Abeg just leave them alone. The ones that may want to invest don't have the money. The ones that have the money, stole the money. Instead of them to let us know the true state of things, they say "Nigeria is bad"
I agree with david, for politics, not other areas, they should no allow dual citizenship.
the man would steal and then run away with our money under the cover of foreign citizenship? No way.
as far as 'Brainstem' is concerned, yes those people can contribute, but anyone choosing to take up government position should renounce foreign citizenship, afterall would they US elect someone with afghanistan passport as their president? NO
yes they do! they should stay away and stop pretending to come and "contribute their own quota" to the economy.
We all know majority of them come to loot the treasury and then use their foreign passports to leave the country after ruining it!
Please help us look for Gov. Dr. Mbadinuju!
If they must come, there must be a law that says they must renounce their foreign citizenship status and take up nigerian citizenship! you would see how many of them would be willing to come and "help" nigeria.
i'm sick of having commissioners and governors telling us they are going to america to take care of their children's schooling (ala iyabo obasanjo in ogun state) as if they are not the ones in charge of making things work here!