Abike Dabiri-Erewa, Chairman of the Nigerian Diaspora Commission, NiDCOM, said on Sunday that Nigerians are not as bad as they are portrayed to be in various parts of the world.

This comes as Nigerians receive a terrible reputation, suffer a series of demotions, and experience several attacks off the country’s shores.

Speaking at the inaugural launch of the Akure Primerose Club in the Alagbaka axis of the state capital, the former member of the House of Representatives said that everyone must be ready to change the negative notion about Nigerians, particularly those residing in the Foreign.

According to Dabiri, one of the biggest problems affecting the country is the mislabeling of some citizens as drug dealers and scammers.

While urging Nigerians to always speak positively to the world about Nigeria and the great deeds of Nigerians, he emphasized that “What are we communicating? What are we saying about ourselves to the world? This is very important.”

Dabiri-Erewa further stated that Nigerians are good people who are determined to succeed through hard work wherever they are.

According to the president of NiDCOM, “the idea is that we can’t do it alone. If Nigerians at home are working with those in the diaspora, we will build a better society.”

He urged the Akure Indians who make a living in the diaspora to continue to make Ondo State and the country proud with the clean records they have shown.