President Buhari who showered praises on Nigerians in diaspora also urged them to bear in mind the sensitivities of their host communities.
The president disclosed this when members of PAN visited him in Abuja.
Consequently, president of the group, Jasper Emenike appreciated the president’s efforts in making things easy for Nigerians abroad.
The president gave the commendation when a delegation of the Progressive Ambassadors of Nigeria (PAN), led by its national president, Jasper Emenike, visited him at the State House.
The president enjoined Nigerians in the diaspora to “bear in mind the sensitivities of their host communities” and forge harmonious relationships.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday, June 18, in Abuja commended Nigerians residing abroad for their peaceful conduct away from home.
While expressing delight at the visit by members of the PAN, Buhari also lauded their choice of name and “for flying high the green white green flag”.
He also commended the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Nigeria Diaspora Commission for positively interfacing with the members of the association in particular, and Nigerians living abroad in general. In his remarks, Emenike, who described his organisation as “a Pan Nigerian non governmental and non profit” group, congratulated Buhari on his re election and successful inauguration.
He said his members were on a “thank you, solidarity visit”, and to formally convey their heartfelt appreciation to him “as president and chairman of the authority of ECOWAS heads of state and government”.
Emenike commended the president for his swift intervention leading to the reopening of over 400 Nigerian traders’ shops in Ghana last October by the host government, over some trade policy disputes.
He noted that the president’s intervention was a “loud demonstration” of his sense of leadership, character and commitment to the principles of ECOWAS regional integration.
He also applauded the anti corruption campaign of the current administration, while pledging his group’s commitment towards grassroots mobilisation and support for the administration.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that a 32 year old Nigerian man identified as Ewohime Apkovweta, reportedly destroyed numerous cars at the Nigeria High Commission in London.
According to report, he was at the embassy at 2pm to collect his passport and was told passport collection ended by 1pm.
He insisted on collecting his passport and was told to present his collection slip which he was unable to produce and he left dissatisfied.
However, he returned to the embassy and destroyed several cars some of which belonged to the mission and others to guests at a nearby hotel.