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TUC ex-president seeks assistance for distressed Nigerians in Diaspora

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Former President of the Trade Union Congress (TUC), Peter Esele, has described as unfortunate recent report of five Nigerians arrested for armed robbery in Dubai and the response by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Foreign Affairs and Diaspora, Abike Dabiri-Erewa.

Esele, who harped on the need for Nigerian government to enhance efforts at supporting its citizens in foreign countries, said that making haste to offer “banal official statements ridden with diplomatic clichés and moral sentiments” do not offer much by way of solutions.

The former TUC president, who spoke in Benin City at the weekend, said this had become imperative in view of the report of five Nigerians arrested for armed robbery in Dubai and the response by Dabiri-Erewa.

According to him, though I am not justifying crime in any form, but when you name, shame and humiliate the so-called guilty, you make it harder for others, even the innocent to be respected and treated with dignity abroad.


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