The Federal Government at the weekend said that President Muhammadu Buhari plans to exploit the expertise of Nigerian professionals living abroad in its fight against corruption.
The President spoke at the 2015 Diaspora Day in Abuja.
The Permanent Secretary in the office of the......Secretary to Government of the Federation (SGF), Mrs. Ibukun Odusote.
She said the aims for the conference were clearly defined in a way that would support and enhance the change agenda of the President.
On how Buhari intended to engage the Diaspora in the corruption war, she said, “The idea is to leverage on their expertise and experience out there, which means that, as we have in this conference, some of them are experts being called all over the world to give their lead presentations on corruption.
“They have successfully helped some other economies to get themselves out of corruption, and they are Nigerians. So, we have an expert in that field that will be coming to Nigeria to speak in that area at the conference. We want to leverage on their expertise”.
“You can find a lot of them, specialists and experts, in their various fields, making name for themselves and for Nigeria. We want to get an advantage of their experience out there in their global assignment.
“Number two is that we want to lure them into coming back to Nigeria and contribute to national development. Thirdly, we want them to contribute to the economic development of Nigeria even while they are out there.
“We want them to invest in Nigeria; we want them to attract investment in Nigeria that can bring expansion in the change agenda of Mr. President”. She added
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