The Olusin of Isanlu-Isin in Kwara, Oba Solomon Oloyede has called on government at all levels to tap the resources of Nigerians in the Diaspora for upmost development of our economy in the country.
Oba Oloyede, who is the chairman of Isin local government traditional Council, made the call in statement issued in Ilorin on Monday on his arrival from his tour of some states in the USA.
The statement, signed by Jacob Ayanda, Publicity Secretary, Isanlu-Isin Development Association said the monarch visited Winston, Dallas, New York, Chicago and Oklahoma.
The Olusin observed that Nigerians in the Diaspora were many and some of them were well placed and well to do and could be of great relevance to developmental drive of the country.
Oba Oloyede said he went to the USA to interact with Nigerians he knew that reside in the country.
He added that some Kwara indigenes he knew that resides in US did not come to Nigeria during the recent general elections; neither do they make any visit home of late.
The monarch said he called some of them to brief them on the going-on at home and the developmental projects that could interest them in Isin land and Kwara as a whole being a member of the State traditional Council.
“I also called on them so that they could be more interested in the affairs and governance of the country as a whole.
“I convinced them to be ready to play more active roles in our economy and in the development of the country and that they should play more active roles in election matters,” the monarch added.
He therefore advised people in government not sit at home condemning Nigerians in the Diaspora that they do not participate in the affairs of their Father land by seeking greener pasture elsewhere.
Olusin said that government should always encourage them and tap their technical know-how for the benefit of all.
Olusin said he went to these Nigerians to identify with them and for the contributions of those highly placed and encourage the upcoming and struggling ones.
“I do not shy away from informing them not to do things that will tarnish the image of the country,” the monarch added.