President Muhammadu Buhari has dissociated Nigeria’s values from those Nigerians who are engaging in criminal activities abroad.
Nigeria’s reputation in the international community took a hit recently when the United States Department of Justice indicted nearly eighty Nigerians for massive fraud.
While addressing Nigerians in the Diaspora in Yokohama, Japan on Thursday, August 29, 2019, Buhari said their actions should not reflect on the majority of Nigerians who are law-abiding.
The president described Nigerians abroad as the nation’s global face and urged them to always make the nation proud of their exploits.
He said,the few Nigerians in the Diaspora that are giving us a bad name by engaging in criminal activities,and ask them to change their ways and stop ruining the country’s reputation.
Buhari urged Nigerians at Thursday’s meeting to contribute to Japan’s growth and told them to encourage legitimate Japanese entrepreneurs to turn towards Nigeria to invest.
He said his administration has laudable plans, especially the Economic Recovery and Growth Plan (ERPG), to put Nigeria on a path of sustained recovery and growth.