In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 09th, July, 2020

What Overseas Affairs Minister, Onyeama Has To Say About Nigerians Dwelling Overseas

What Foreign Affairs Minister, Onyeama Has To Say About Nigerians Living Abroad


Geoffrey Onyeama

Overseas Affairs Minister Geoffrey Onyeama has stated Nigeria and its picture overseas shouldn’t be judged by the actions of a only a few criminals.

Onyeama, who was the particular visitor on Information Company of Nigeria (NAN) Discussion board, stated regardless of the involvement of some Nigerians within the lately uncovered excessive profile scams, many extra Nigerians had been doing good and optimistic issues overseas.

He described as unlucky the notion within the media that unhealthy information made higher information than excellent news.

The minister urged the Nigerian media to shine its lights on the nice deeds of Nigerians within the Diaspora.

In response to him, no nation on the earth has taken motion towards Nigeria on the account of the unhealthy deeds of a person.

“One other factor we do can be to focus on the optimistic issues that Nigerians are doing world wide. We imagine that extra Nigerians, many extra Nigerians, are doing superb issues and optimistic issues world wide than Nigerians doing unfavourable issues.

“You, the media, after all, everyone knows that no information is sweet information. What sells and excites and pursuits individuals is sensational information. So, there may be additionally that factor.

“So, I feel the problem is for us to all the time deliver up the nice issues that Nigerians are doing,” he stated.

Additionally, the Chairman/Chief Govt Officer of the Nigerians in Diaspora Fee (NiDCOM), Mrs. Abike Dabiri-Erewa stated Nigerians in Diaspora shouldn’t be judged by the actions of some unhealthy components amongst them.

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In an announcement by Gabriel Odu of the company’s Media, Public Relations and Protocol Unit, Mrs. Dabiri-Erewa stated: “Nigerians all around the world are identified to be hardworking, diligent and decided and succeeding tremendously of their chosen careers wherever they’re. Unhealthy information travels quick.”

The assertion referred to a Nigerian, Mr Ikenna Nweke, who obtained commendations from the Japanese authorities and its police for returning a misplaced pockets containing giant sums of cash and a bank card. But, it didn’t make headlines.”

Mrs. Dabiri-Erewa recalled that whereas the information of Hushpuppi was trending, a Nigerian in Russia, Dr Chidubem Obi, graduated with a Grade Level Common (GPA), cleansing all established data within the college.

The NiCOM chief pressured that Nigerians are unarguably probably the most educated immigrants in the USA of America (U.S.A) and are hard-working, dedicated, decided and profitable of their careers and professions.

Praising the Federal Bureau of Info (FBI) and the Financial and Monetary Crimes Fee (EFCC) for monitoring and tracing fraudsters, Mrs. Dabiri-Erewa pressured that the regulation should be allowed to take its trigger.

She added: “Allow us to focus extra on the optimistic issues Nigerians within the Diaspora are doing than the few unfavourable narratives that purportedly give Nigeria a foul picture.

“Some Nigerians are working three to 4 jobs per day. But, unfavourable acts by these arrested for fraud are used to guage and stereotype them.”

Mrs. Dabiri-Erewa suggested Nigerian youths to make use of their energies on honesty and integrity and uphold excessive ethical values.

She added that one unhealthy apple can’t spoil the entire bunch.

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