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Netherlands: Tuggar tasks Nigerians to support growth of home economy


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The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Yusuf M. Tuggar, has charged Nigerian professionals in the Netherlands to contribute their quota in stimulating Nigeria’s economic growth.

Tuggar who met with the diasporas ahead of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s participation at the Nigeria-Dutch Business and Investment Forum, emphasized the importance of fostering strong ties between Nigeria and its diaspora communities worldwide.

Noting that the event provided a platform for fruitful discussions on various topics of importance to the Nigerian diaspora community, he reiterated President Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s 4Ds framework, which focuses on Democracy, Development, Demography and Diaspora as central pillars for engaging with Nigerians abroad.

Amb. Tuggar added that the current administration recognizes the immense potential of the Nigerian diaspora in driving national development and that the government was committed to creating enabling environments for diaspora investments and contributions to key sectors of the economy.

He also submitted that the government remained dedicated to upholding the dignity and rights of Nigerians living abroad. In addition to discussing the Tinubu 4Ds framework, the engagement also focused on investment opportunities in Nigeria.

The Minister highlighted “favourable business climate, ongoing economic reforms, and investment incentives available to Nigerians in the diaspora who are interested in investing back home.

He also informed the gathering that the government was committed to ensuring financial vehicles such as the Diaspora Fund which will harness funds to be used for infrastructure, healthcare and agricultural programmes.

“He noted that one of the focuses of the government through its 4D foreign policy will prioritize the diaspora by establishing frameworks such as the Diaspora Fund and Sector-based communities that make it possible to harness the greatness of Nigerians in the Netherlands for national development.

The Minister also reiterated the government’s commitment to exploring mechanisms for granting dual citizenship to Nigerians abroad and enabling diaspora voting in future elections.

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