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Memo to the president-elect, Gen. Buhari

By Charles Agunobi and Moradeun Ogunlana
17 April 2015   |   5:25 am
EVERY great nation is blessed with heroes in times of challenges and adversities. In the United States for instance, it was Martin Luther King Jr. that saved the country from the challenges of those dark days and enabled the passage of the American Civil Rights Act.
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EVERY great nation is blessed with heroes in times of challenges and adversities. In the United States for instance, it was Martin Luther King Jr. that saved the country from the challenges of those dark days and enabled the passage of the American Civil Rights Act.

In recent times, when the U.S. economy (and in fact the global economy) was in peril, it is Barack Obama that saved the day.

Today in Nigeria, you are such a leader. It is because we believe in you and what you represent Mr. President, that without hesitation and after substantive discussions, the Honourable Aminu Shagari of Sokoto State and working with my partner, Princess Moradeun Ogunlana, we embarked on massive mobilization of Nigerian progressives in North America to support your cause and candidacy. Thank the Almighty that your presidency will soon commence.

With your victory on rock-solid mandate from Nigerians abroad and at home, you can be confident that you have massive support as you prepare to take up the responsibilities and challenges of your high office as the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

As Nigerians in the Diaspora, we take a great deal of pleasure from the knowledge that the voters of our great nation of Nigeria support you overwhelmingly.

We did a great deal of rallying in the USA and Canada, secured in the knowledge also that you have always supported the progressive necessities of our country, especially investments in education for the nation’s youths both domestically and overseas, including here in North America.

On behalf of Nigerians in the Diaspora, we congratulate you and pray to God to bestow upon you the wisdom to lead our great country to greater heights.

As Nigerians in the Diaspora, we hope and pray that your tenure will yield good fruits and increased security for Nigeria so that we in the Diaspora can come home with our acquired skills and knowledge to help in the development of Nigeria with viable projects in critical areas such as infrastructure development, waste management, public health, construction, energy resources, public-private partnership development, agriculture, emergency preparedness, disaster recovery, education, business development  and the tourism industry.

We want you to know now that you have our assurance as Nigerians in the Diaspora that we support and will work with you and your government in efforts to attract global investments and make best effort towards the encouragement of such interests as the strengthening of Nigeria’s financial infrastructure (and institutions).

Thank you for your time, dedication and sacrifice in the service of Nigeria.

•Dr. Agunobi and Ogunlana wrote from North America.