Vice President Yemi Osinbajo says voting right will soon be extended to Nigerians in Diaspora. Osinbajo stated this while declaring open a two-day 2015 Diaspora Day Conference organised by the Office of the Secretary to the Government of Federation yesterday in Abuja. “Our electoral process is evolving and as greater confidence is built in the institutions and processes associated with it, we may then create voting opportunities for our citizens abroad in the not too distant future”, he said.
He, however, added that the President Muhammad Buhari-led administration would continue to ensure that the rights of law-abiding Nigerians in Diaspora were respected at their countries of residence.
The Vice President emphasised that Nigerians abroad should, however, live to respect the laws of their various countries of residence. He said Nigerians living abroad have a critical role to play in rebuilding the country and ensuring its socio-economic development.