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Return home, things are changing, FG tells Nigerians in the Diaspora

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Return home, things are changing, FG tells Nigerians in the Diaspora

The Federal Government has appealed to Nigerians in the Diaspora to return home and help build the Nigeria of everybody’s dream, assuring them that things are changing in the country. Minister of Science and Technology, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu, made the appeal at a series of town hall meetings with Nigerians in the United States, assuring them that old ways are now giving way to new ways of doing things.

The minister was in the U.S. to sensitise Nigerians in the Diaspora on the Executive Order V signed by President Muhammadu Buhari in February to improve local content in public procurement with science, engineering and technology components. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the Order is expected to promote the application of science, technology and innovation towards achieving Nigeria’s development goals across all sectors of her economy.

The president in line with his constitutional powers ordered that all “procuring authorities shall give preference to Nigerian companies and firms in the award of contracts, in line with the Public Procurement Act 2007.”

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