The Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Zubairu Dada, has assured Nigerians abroad that diaspora voting may be realised sooner than later.
Speaking on Saturday during a virtual inaugural quarterly lecture series of the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), Dada said that Nigerians abroad were part of the country and should be allowed to exercise their voting rights.
Dada revealed that the National Assembly and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) were working on ways to make Nigerians in diaspora voting possible.
He said, “NIDCOM is working closely with the relevant committees of the National Assembly and relevant stakeholders, particularly INEC, to allow those in the diaspora to vote in Nigeria, and I remain very optimistic that in no distant future, we should be able to allow the participation of Nigerians in the diaspora in our national elections as obtained in other climes.
“INEC and the National Assembly are working to fashion out ways to actualise diaspora voting in Nigeria.”