The Supreme Ruler of Nigeria, President Muhammadu Buhari has during his visit to Benin Republic urged Nigerians planning to return to the country to stay back for now.
According to The NATION, the President said, ”I believe a lot of you are doing well and are better off here. So, the question of facilitating your coming home does not arise.’’
”We don’t want you to come back home and be unemployed. Don’t come and add to our problems. If you have something doing here please continue doing it”.
Meanwhile, President Buhari promised that Nigeria will have two new consulates in Benin Republic.
According to the President, provisions will be made for the establishment of the consulates in next year’s budget if it passes through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
He said: “I think I will direct your ambassador to make the request to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs so that by the time we are doing the next budget, it would be included.
“Although we are trying to cut down on the number of ministries, the morale of Nigerians in the Diaspora must be considered.
“This is because we are so many. We are aggressive whether in business or other facets of life. So, we, as a government will do everything possible to look after Nigerians wherever they are.”
President Buhari further maintained that it was customary of him to meet the representatives of Nigerian community wherever he goes and answer their questions, adding that he has always told Nigerians to respect their host’s culture and laws.