The Nigerians in Diaspora Commission on Saturday said it was seeking an amendment of the Electoral Law to enable more than 20 million Nigerians living abroad to vote in the country’s general election.
Speaking in Ado-Ekiti at the 2019 Ekiti Diaspora homecoming reception, the Chairperson of the Commission, Mrs. Abike Dabiri-Erewa said Nigerians abroad have contributed immensely to the nation’s development.
Represented by the Head, Media and Public Relations of the Commission, Alhaji Abdur-Rahman Balogun, Dabiri-Erewa expressed optimism that the National Assembly would turn the Commission’s dream into a reality.
Her words: “With Nigerians in Diaspora contributing so much to the Nigerian economy, estimated at over $25 billion in 2018, we believe they deserve to vote for their choice of leaders at home.
“We are already working with the National Assembly to hopefully make this a reality in Nigeria through an amendment to the country’s Electoral Act.”