Adesina told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Port Harcourt that Nigerians in diaspora had been clamouring for an opportunity to participate in electing their leaders in the country.
He urged the President-elect, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (rtd), to assist in seeing to the enactment of a law that would allowfor Diaspora voting.
‘’ We congratulate the President-elect on his victory.
‘’ We appeal to him to use his goodwill in facilitating the enactment of a law that will allow Nigerians living abroad to vote in future elections. This will give us a sense of belonging.
“Nigerians in Diaspora are tired of being disenfranchised. We want the President-elect to see to it that Nigerians abroad are allowed to vote in future,” he pleaded.
Adesina also urged the President-elect to make Nigerians feel the impact of the Nigeria-South Africa bilateral relationship.
He said the relationship should create jobs and opportunities for Nigerians at home and in South Africa.
‘’We have many Nigerians living in South Africa. MTN, a South African owned company, makes so much money in Nigeria.
“The bilateral relationship should also allow GLO to make an in-road into South Africa to create jobs for our people and also make money.
“At the moment, the bilateral relationship is lop-sided because South African is benefitting more,’’ he said. (NAN)
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