A group of Nigerian professionals in the diaspora have come together to give birth to a group that seeks to promote development in the country.
A statement from the group of professionals said the formation of the think tank was driven by a hunger for a new national order.
With the specific purpose of mobilizing Nigerian professionals and leaders to support national growth, and convened under the auspices of the Forum of Global Nigerian Professionals, the group of highly successful men and women hailing from Europe, North and South America, Asia and the African continents, he said: “Nigeria, right now, needs its exceptionally good and talented ‘global punchers’ to help scale our development programs internally and externally.
The statement read: “This is a great opportunity to help reshape our African and world history and build our current programs as a nation.” Indeed, the group with strong presence in the UK, Canada, US, Germany, France, Nigeria, China and South Africa, among others, easily tells the story of Nigeria’s loaded capacity.
“In these countries, among others, Nigerians are known to be at the heart of the economies, helping to make them the most advanced in the world.
“These advances, FGNP says that it “wants to take full advantage of them, finally, for the benefit of Nigerians anywhere in the world”.
According to the statement, data from the Central Bank of Nigeria, Nigerian diaspora remittances in Q1 2022 rose 20.3% year-on-year to $5.6bn from $4.29bn in the corresponding Q1 period. quarter of 2021.
He noted that remittance inflows are expected to grow by 7.1% by the end of 2022.
“The current population of Nigeria is 219,011,841 as of Tuesday, January 10, 2023, according to Worldometer’s elaboration of the latest United Nations data,” he stated.
The FGNP said this showed that Nigeria remained the destination point for global investors who value investment environments with one of the best sources of cheap labor and good return on investment.