President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday in Seoul, Republic of Korea, reminded Nigerians residing in the Asian country that they are the “faces of Nigeria” and should strive to project a positive image of the country through their actions, their characters, their behaviors and their general compartments.

The President said so during an interactive meeting with leaders and some members of the Nigerian community as part of his commitments at the end of the first Global Organic Summit 2022, while urging them to remain good ambassadors of the Nigeria anytime.

According to President Buhari, “As law-abiding citizens of our great country, I advise you to emulate the excellent Nigerian virtues by peacefully co-existing with your hosts and abiding by the laws of the land. You should always endeavor to avoid any act of lawlessness in your daily activities and take it as a major responsibility to encourage other Nigerians to always behave in an excellent manner.

Further reminding them that “Nigeria is and always will be our only country,” he enjoined them “always to pray and work for the peace and prosperity of our beloved country.” Let us renounce any act likely to provoke the disaffection of our people. Diaspora Nigerians in many countries around the world have achieved tremendous success through their hard work, resilience and ingenuity and I have no doubt that similar success stories will continue to be replicated within the community of the Nigerian Diaspora in the Republic of South Korea.

The Nigerian leader, who assured them that the Federal Government, through the Embassy, ​​will always strive to protect their interests by ensuring that “none of you will be treated unfairly at any time.” , called on them to “see all Nigerians as brothers and sisters, regardless of tribe and religion and work collectively to positively project the image of the country.

On preparations for the 2023 national elections, which he said are in an active phase, the President sought their “prayers and support to enable us to transition peacefully to the next administration and deepen democratic processes. in our country”, rejoicing that the “results of the last four off-season elections, have left us with great optimism for a better conducted and acceptable 2023 election.

Earlier, on behalf of the Nigerians in Diaspora Organization (NIDO), South Korea, President Chiemeka Ndukwu thanked President Buhari for establishing the Nigerians in Diaspora Organization (NiDCOM) as well as “the approval of an international passport production line that we now have here”. in the Republic of Korea,” adding that “it eased the stress of going to China, Malaysia or home for surgery.

He called on the federal government to conclude a Bilateral Labor Agreement (BLA) with the Republic of Korea, stressing that if signed, it “will not only create job opportunities and increase foreign exchange remittances,” but “will also ensure the transfer of technology and skills since these trainees will not only return to Nigeria with enough capital to establish factories and businesses that will employ people, they will also return with the skills and technology they have acquired.

Other prominent NIDO members who also attended the interactive session were from the construction, insurance, private business sectors as well as male and female representatives of students pursuing postgraduate studies in specialized fields. .

Engineer Dogara Gani who specializes in smart farming through drone technology; Ms. Hussaina Abdullahi, IT specialist; and Dr. Kalu Ekpeghere, Assistant Professor of Environmental Engineering at Woosong University, were among other well-established Nigerians in South Korea who also attended the meeting coordinated by NiDCOM Chairman Abike Dabiri- Erewa.