Nigeria in Diaspora Commission (NiDCOM) has said country’s citizens living abroad were the nation’s “greatest assets”.
Abike Dabiri-Erewa, the Chairman of NiDCOM, made the declaration which is expected to trigger a backlash.
According to NAN, her comment was contained in a statement by Gabriel Odu, the commission’s spokesman.
Dabiri-Erewa spoke when Nigerian Association of Pharmacists and Pharmaceutical Scientists in the Americas (NAPPSA) presented items to the National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) in Abuja.
The NiDCOM chief said the association always responds to demands from Nigeria.
She was quoted as saying it did not matter what part of the country diasporas come from because “home is the best.”