Diaspora Updated: September 21, 2023

Rise Above Failure, Tinubu Urges Nigerians In US

By Philip Adeboye
September 21, 2023
President Tinubu

President Bola Tinubu has urged Nigerians in the U.S. to rise above failure by changing their mindset for success in all their endeavours.

Tinubu gave the advice at a town hall meeting with Nigerians in the diaspora on Wednesday in New York.

“I want to give you a measure that will resonate with you. I was once a diaspora. What you have been through, I have been through it.

"A change of mindset is necessary. Take it this night that Nigeria is home for business opportunities,” stated the president.

Tinubu stated, “Also, anywhere you stay, there is always going to be an opportunity in, and in everything you do. There is always going to be an opportunity if you know how to search and put your mind into it.”


“But we need you back home. Nigeria has arrived; forget the frustration of the previous years’ leadership,” the Nigerian leader said.

Tinubu noted that Nigerians “don’t have any reason to be poor.”

“We are just poor in some leadership areas. That is what I harped on during my campaign. It was a very gruesome campaign but I won the election.

"But if I didn’t throw myself into it with strong determination and result, I wouldn’t have won,” Tinubu explained.

He stressed that there were “so many hurdles on my way that would have stopped me,” but he “refused to be stopped.”


“You can do the same as many of you here that are contesting elections,” added Tinubu.

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