The Federal Government has congratulated a US- based Nigerian Surgeon, Dr. Oluyinka Olutoye on his recent feat in carrying out a successful operation on an unborn baby with tumour in her mother's womb.

Senior Special Assistant to the president on Foreign Affairs and Diaspora, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, stated this in a statement to felicitate with Dr Olutoye on behalf of the president and people of Nigeria.

While celebrating the doctor, Mrs. Dabiri-Erewa said Nigerians in the diaspora are a huge potential, playing greater role in all sectors.

Dabiri-Erewa assures that her office is working on having a database for all the Nigeria achievers.

Earlier, US president Barak Obama had commended the expertise of the Nigerian doctor.