‘Nigerians united abroad, enemies at home’ – Obasanjo

Olusegun Obasanjo, a former president of Nigeria, has claimed that while living abroad, Nigerians are more unified, but that at home, they behave more hostilely.

Obasanjo asked Nigerians in the diaspora to replicate this unity when they return home after being moved by the sense of community displayed by Nigerians living in the United States of America.

At a nighttime reception hosted in New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA, he made this statement on behalf of a delegation of distinguished academics and traditional leaders, which also included the Olowu of the Owu Kingdom, Oba Saka Matemilola.

Obasanjo reminded those in attendance that Nigerians living abroad are doing the nation proud in their various fields of endeavor and urged them to be good citizens wherever they call home in a statement by his special assistant on media, Kehinde Akinyemi.

Obasanjo had stated that Nigerians “are frequently very united when they are abroad, but something else when they return to the country.”

The former president pleaded with them to behave honorably both abroad and when they returned to Nigeria.

The Rutgers University administration was complimented by Balogun Owu for their “far-reaching engagements” and for the warm welcome they gave the delegation.