By Gabriel Enogholase
BENIN-CITY—BENIN Monarch, Oba Ewuare II, has charged Nigerians abroad to be supportive of the government to enhance rapid economic development in the country.
Oba Ewuare II made the call when he received in audience members of the Edos in Diaspora Organisation Worldwide, at his palace in Benin City.
The Benin monarch who commended members of the group for the visit, urged them to always be good ambassadors of the country in their respective host countries even as he advised them not to forget their places of origin.
Oba Ewuare II was full of praises for the members of Edos in Diaspora Organisation Worldwide for embarking on a number of projects particularly the Diaspora Smart City, which when completed will give jobs to about 20,000 Nigerians.
According to the Oba, the government, particularly the Edo State Government needs helping hands in providing for the needs of her citizens, including jobs for the army of unemployed youths and the Libyan returnees.
Speaking earlier, chairman of the Edos in Diaspora Organisation Worldwide, Mr. Efosa Ogieriakhi, informed the monarch and Chiefs that members of the group were on a visit to pay homage and intimate him of what the group was doing for the benefit of Nigerians, especially Edo people.
Ogieriakhi, a Berlin-based Nigerian legal practitioner and former chairman and legal adviser of the Nigerians in Diasporal Organisationin – Europe, disclosed that the Edos in Diaspora Organisation Worldwide was duly registered and certificated in Europe.