The diaspora house of representatives committee has announced that it will reintroduce the diaspora voting Bill, which was defeated during the constitution amendment.
committee’s Chairman, Mrs. Tolulope Shadipe, said this when Dr. Abike Dabiri-Erewa, the chairman/CEO of the Nigerians in the Diaspora Commission NIDCOM, stood before the committee to defend the commission’s 2023 budget
According to Mrs. Sadipe, they must eventually succeed since that is the way the world is moving.
“We would be back with the bill. They are Nigerians and they have the right to vote in Nigerian elections. The modalities and the issues that were raised the last time would be resolved and we would come back to it
She revealed that the committee is also looking at the issue of people of Nigerian descent who are not currently Nigerians but want to return home after DNA tests proved that they have ties to Nigeria.
The Chairman/CEO of NIDCOM Dr Abike Dabiri-Erewa, urged Nigerians to stop migrating to other countries if they don’t have jobs there.
According to her, eighty percent of prisoners in Dubai are Nigerians, who went there without jobs and got into trouble.
Mrs Abike Dabiri stressed the need for a stronger multi-sector collaboration to stop the trend.