''Don’t Come And Add To Our Problems'' – President Buhari Tells Nigerians Abroad

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 President Muhammadu Buhari is appealing to Nigerians abroad to remain wherever they are while the country battles the challenge of unemployment rocking the nation.

Buhari said this in a meeting with members of the Nigerian community in Benin Republic on Saturday evening.

In response to a question on what his administration was doing to facilitate their return home, Buhari told them [Nigerians abroad] to stay put because he would not want them to add to the problem of unemployment currently in Nigeria

He said: "I believe a lot of you are doing well and are better of here. So, the question of facilitating you to come 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.”

Buhari also confirmed reports that his administration plans to reduce the number of federal ministries. He said: "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."

The President also appealed to Nigerians in other countries to remain law-abiding citizens of wherever they are staying, and be good ambassadors of the nation. He said: "“I have always told the Nigerian communities to respect their hosts’ culture and obey their laws. Some of them are in prison for committing a number of crimes. But for you who are so close home, you should do your best to be good ambassadors of the country."

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