Buhari said this during a meeting with Nigerian professionals in New York on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly, according to a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, on Friday.
“Wherever you go in the world, you find highly competent and outstanding Nigerians,” he was quoted as saying.
“They not only make great impact on their host countries and communities, their financial remittances back home also help our economy, particularly at a time like this, when things are down.”
The statement said aeronautics engineers, physicians, IT experts, a judge, a top policewoman, entrepreneurs and professors were among the professionals who met the President.
Buhari explained that with the current state of the nation, the input of the professionals would be necessary.
He called on them to be prepared to return to the country to help turn the situation around.
He said, “We need quality hands to run Nigeria, and we will utilise them. I will like to welcome you home when it’s time. But I’ll like you to be ready.”