The Federal Government has said this year’s Diaspora Day will address how President Muhammadu Buhari can leverage on the expertise of Nigerian professionals living abroad in prosecuting the ongoing war against corruption.
The President will this Tuesday declare open the 2015 Diaspora Day/Conference with an unnamed Nigerian expert addressing delegates at the old Banquet Hall of the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
Mrs. Ibukun Odusote, Permanent Secretary in the Office of the Secretary to Government of the Federation (SGF), who disclosed this also noted that the targets set for the conference were clearly defined in a manner that would support and enhance the change agenda of the President.
According to her, while Buhari is doing a good job in the anti-corruption war, the President needs God’s wisdom to be able to approach issues of Nigeria because the country is a colossus that has so many sides to it.
On how Buhari intends to engage the Diaspora in the anti-corruption war, she said, “The idea is to leverage on their expertise and experience out there, which means that as we have in this conference, some of them are experts being called all over the world to give their lead presentations on corruption.
“They have successfully helped some other economies to get themselves out of corruption, and they are Nigerians. So, we have an expert in that field that will be coming to Nigeria to speak in that area at the conference. We want to leverage on their expertise.”