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Do Nigerians Abroad Have A Role To Play In 2007 ?

Do you thing Nigerians abroad have a role in Nigerian politics come 2007?

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This is not a NIN VS NIDO Thread. It is simply a thread where we can discuss, the economical importance of Nigerians abroad.

Nigerians in Nigeria accumulate more wealth than those abroad, but because of the position that Nigeria is today, Nigeria needs all the investments that it can get.

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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

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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.

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Hahahaha. . .Funny but it's kind of true.

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Yeah some Nigerians pay tax, but others are no different from those "buzu" from Niger, begging all over the streets of Nigeria.

The difference is just the level of corporateness of the begging.

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At least I still have some basic rights. Do you even have the right to chose your leader? Are you even allowed to vote on departmental issues?

Better rest now so you can have energy to stand in line tomorrow.

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eiyah. Have so come back from lining up at the greencard office? So no hope again this year? And no wonder wive people are complaining about welfare. Some foreigners are now benefitting far more than the citizens. Anywhere naija go, they must always show self.

Well take heart.

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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.

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the person that started this thread should come home and start it. believe me if he acts well others will follow all what the people abroad need is a leader who will lead so Odeku lead the team.

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How very narrow minded. U need to educate ur mind (and fast) wether by free education or otherwise before u get completely lost!

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Well, SO DID I!

u are no more Nigerian than I am. U need to get over urself!

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@Seun

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"

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They should invest in Nigeria.

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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

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@angel

at least I voted!

I've told you before. You n I, it's not gonn' work. Really wish I could help, but it's quite unfortunate.

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And who put u in the position to decide that? i beg u shut up if u have nothing meaningful to say. 'As much as u have stayed one place' what role have u played? nonsense!

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haba why the beef? did all the Nigerians abroad tell you that they don't want to come back to Nigeria or contribute positively?

you sound bitter my friend, there is no need for such animosity.

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They should just shut up and concentrate on the new role of seeking citizenship in their hopefully new found homes.

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Absolutely. Everyone has a role to play in their own little way. It doesnt have to be in governance or political appointment.

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Nigerians all over the world have a role to play

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davidylan Impressive, I totally agree with you, if Nigerians abroad wants to take part in Nigerian politics, they should renounce their foreign citizenship. so there will be no save heaven for them to run to after committing any crime in Nigeria.

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All am trying to preach is that Nigerians should learn to "stay one place"!

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they should pray for the peace of nigeria.

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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!

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