Former Governor of Anambra Peter Obi, Senators Ben Murray-Bruce and Shaaba Lafiaji, and motivational speaker, Fela Durotoye have called on Nigerians living in the United States to invest in Nigeria.

They made the call at the Nigerian-American Business Forum in Florida.

Murray-Bruce, in his speech, said the diasporas could not sit idly by and watch the country run aground, adding “you must be willing to come home, invest and fight for Nigeria to be better.

“In the coming election, Nigeria must be better – no more business as usual. Nigerians in Diaspora constitute the largest foreign direct investment to Nigeria – $22bn – while NNPC contributes $30bn.

“So I am sponsoring a bill that you must be given the right to vote. Call your senators to support my bill. If Nigeria must be successful, you must be successful”.

Obi spoke on ‘Investment in Nigeria from the Diaspora: Challenges and Opportunities’ organised by the Nigerian-American Business Forum

Obi said: “You must invest in Nigeria; we must change the mindset about Nigeria. You must bring your investment home because we need to take back Nigeria.