Buhari champions Diaspora Voting, seeks NASS’s approval for implementation

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday, February 11; expressed his support for those in the Diaspora to vote during elections in Nigeria.

He also urged Nigerians outside the country to liaise with the National Assembly to amend the constitution; in a bid to ensure they are involved in future elections.

Buhari made this assertion at a meeting with the Executive Committee members of the Nigerian Community in Ethiopia (NICE) at a meeting in Addis Ababa.

He also appealed to Nigerians to support and cooperate with the security agencies who are ready to defend and preserve the unity of the country.

He said: ”I have said it severally that I am not against Diaspora voting. However, you will need to convince the National Assembly to amend the relevant laws to make Diaspora voting a reality.”

On ease of doing business in Ethiopia, President Buhari said he had been briefed on the challenges faced by some Nigerian companies; with investments in the East African nation especially the Dangote Group and Lubcon.

”I have directed the relevant ministries to take up these issues; with a view to resolving all complaints amicably with the Ethiopian authorities,” he added.

Ng daily

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