Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has observed that Nigerians display a greater sense of unity while residing outside the country, contrasting with their behavior as adversaries when in their homeland.
Impressed by the unity exhibited among Nigerians in the United States of America, Obasanjo urged Nigerians in the diaspora to extend that spirit of togetherness when they return home.
Speaking on behalf of a delegation comprising prominent traditional leaders and academics, including the Olowu of Owu Kingdom, Oba Saka Matemilola, Obasanjo made these remarks during an evening reception held at New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA.
In a statement released by his Special Assistant on Media, Kehinde Akinyemi, Obasanjo commended Nigerians in the diaspora for their notable achievements in various fields, emphasizing that they bring pride to their home country. He appealed to them to uphold their responsibilities as good citizens, not only outside Nigeria but also upon their return.
During the event, the Balogun Owu expressed gratitude to the Rutgers University management for their warm reception of the delegation and for the significant engagements that took place.
“Nigerian nationals are often very united when they are abroad, but something else when they return to the country,” Obasanjo had said.