On Friday, March 25, 2016, Senior Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Foreign Affairs & Diaspora, Hon Abike Dabiri-Erewa, had an interactive town hall meeting in New York with the Nigerian community in United States.
The former broadcaster turned politician at the interactive session charged Nigerians in Diaspora to shun actions that would bring the name of the country into disrepute, urging them to live within the laws of their host.
Dabiri, who visited Nigerian born Funmi Obe, the first black woman to become New York’s Deputy Chief of Police in a twitter post after her visit, said she was very proud of Obe, the first African to rise to that position in the history of the New York Police Department, NYPD.
Meanwhile the former lawmaker on Sunday faced a Twitter backlash after she responded harshly to a tweet by a Nigerian living abroad, who condemned her appeal to Nigerians abroad to return to the country.
Onuoha David, “No stable power, High insecurity, Low wages, poor infrastructures etc what am I coming home for” a Twitter user tweeted in response to Dabiri’s appeal.
Dabiri’s response, “But who is asking you to come,” earned her opprobrium from several twitter users.