2023: Nigeria elections will set example for Africa – President Buhari
The 2023 elections will deepen democracy in Nigeria and set an example for the rest of Africa, President Muhammadu Buhari says.
Ably represented by the Chief of Staff, Ibrahim Gambari during the celebration of Nigeria’s National Diaspora Day held in Abuja, Buhari said his administration is devoted to transparent, credible, free and fair elections.
“I have repeatedly assured of my personal commitment as well as that of my administration to ensure that the processes continue to be transparent, credible, free and fair leading to a smooth election and transition to the next government. This is the only way we can deepen democracy in Nigeria and set the right example for the rest of Africa and hopefully stop the recourse of unconstituted change in government in our subregion and other parts of the African continent,” he said.
The president applauded the 17 million Nigerians in Diaspora for being worthy representatives of Nigeria in their various host countries and for their contributions to the home country.
He further praised NiDCOM for its commitment to the diaspora especially for coming up with laudable programmes for the Nigerians in the diaspora; programmes which according to Mr Buhari “will have considerable impacts on our economy for sustainable development.”
The hybrid event organized by the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NiDCOM) marks the 16th time it is celebrated by Nigeria and the fourth since the creation of the commission in 2019.
Speaking to reporters, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, the chairperson of NiDCOM said the event an avenue for crucial dialogue and engagements and taking the next steps.
Erewa added that there is so much good news about Nigeria and Nigerians in the diaspora and no one would celebrate Nigerians but themselves.