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Diaspora Group Advocates Active Participation In Electoral Process



In a bid to deepen the influence and relationship of Nigerians in the Diaspora, a group based in Nigeria and the United Kingdom (UK), Legacy Initiative International, (LII), has emphasised the need for active participation of Nigerians both home and abroad, in good governance, investment opportunities, intra and inter-religious harmonisation among others, affecting Nigerians at home and abroad.

Addressing journalists in Lagos, LII’s UK representative, Olawale Odutoye, said the initiative is preparing Nigerians both home and abroad to be responsible and responsive citizens who can provide good and credible governance to its people at all levels.

He said LII, through its intervention and advice to former President Goodluck Jonathan has helped the government in the area of power sector, in unbundling it into power generation, transmission and distribution for efficient power service delivery to the Nigeria people.

Odutoye, a retired soldier, hinted that LII, through its founder, Chief Kenny Martins, is in talks with retired Generals of the Nigeria Army to rally round the government and proffer solutions to the insurgency in the North East, despite its political undertone.

While aiming at instituting a legacy of responsible citizenship for good governance through public enlightenment, the initiative through its growing numbers has encouraged Nigerians both home and abroad to be part of the initiative that strives to give all Nigerians sense of justice and equity through participation.

He enjoined the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, to implement the court ruling on Diaspora voting in elections in Nigeria, to give them sense of participation and belonging.

He hinted that the initiative in no distant time will begin to propagate and showcase the culture, uniqueness and many areas of exploits Nigerians are making across the globe through its print and media outfits.