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The House of Representatives Committee on Diaspora has promised to reintroduce the Diaspora Voting Bill, to accommodate Nigerians living abroad.

Tolulope Shadipe, Chairman of the committee said this when the Chairman and the Chief Executive Officer, CEO, of Nigerians in the Diaspora Commission, NIDCOM, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, appeared before the committee.

Mrs Dabiri-Erewa was at the National Assembly to defend the commission’s 2023 budget and 2022 budget performance in Abuja on Thursday.

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According to the chairman, we are going to reintroduce the diaspora voting bill which was rejected at  the constitution amendment exercise.

Mrs Shadipe said the bill for the diaspora voting would pass this time because that was  the direction the world is going and Nigeria must not be left behind.

“We will be back with the bill, they are Nigerians and they have the right to vote in Nigerian elections.

“The modalities and the issues raised the last time will be resolved and we will  come back to it,” she said.

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She said the committee was also looking at the issue of people of Nigerian descent who were currently not Nigerians but wanted to return home after the DNA tests proved that they had ties to Nigeria.

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