The Federal Government says it is ready to work closely with the Nigeria Diaspora Voting Council, NDVC to actualise the participation of diasporas in the country’s elections.
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, stated this at a Stakeholders’ Workshop organised by the council, with a view to addressing the voting challenges faced by diasporas during elections.
Osinbajo, who was represented by the Special Adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on Political Matters, Babafemi Ojudu, said the present administration had endorsed diaspora voting without any reservations.
He noted that Nigerians in diaspora contributed greatly to the country’s economic growth with their resources and were playing a significant role in the country’s journey toward development.
Responding, the Chairman, Nigerians in the Diaspora Commission NIDCOM, Abike Dabiri-Erewa commended the dedication, commitment, and passion of the Chairman of NDVC, Prince Ade Omole, in the bid to make diaspora voting a reality in the future.