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Nigerians won’t be second-class citizens abroad if we have the country we want – Presidential Spokesman

Valentine Chinyem



The Special adviser on Media and Publicity, to President Muhammadu Buhari, Mr. Femi Adesina, has said Nigerians will not become second-class citizens in another man’s land, if the country is what it ought to be.

Adesina said this while speaking at the “Naija Youth Talk” programme organised by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in Abuja on Monday.

According to him, it is right for every Nigerian to demand for the kind of country they want, a country free from negativity.

“We have a right to ask for the kind of country we want. A country where there will be no xenophobia; where nobody will tell us, go back to your country,” he said.

“If we have the kind of country we want, why would we go and become second-class or third-class citizens anywhere else? We should get the kind of county we want.

“But for us to get that kind of country, we must love our country and our country must reciprocate by loving us. The question then is, do we love this country?

“There is nothing better than loving the unloveable. If you love just the lovable, you have not done anything outstanding. Nigeria in its past and present state may be unlovable but it remains our country.”

The event was the first of a series of conversations about the Nigerian youth and children ahead of the 2019 International Literacy Day.