No registered Nigerian in Afghanistan - Ex-NIDO President


Dr Jonathan Obaje, Vice President, Nigerians in the Diaspora Organisation (NIDO), Singapore Chapter

By Fortune Abang

Dr Jonathan Obaje, the former President, Nigerians in Diaspora (NIDO) Singapore in Asia, has said that there is no registered Nigerian living/working in Afghanistan.

Obaje, a leading member of NIDO-Asia and Nigerian scientist based in Singapore, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Friday.

The scientist was speaking against the backdrop of the Taliban take over of government in Afghanistan and the resultant evacuation of foreign nationals from the country by their home governments.

‘So, even if Nigerians are living in Afghanistan, they would be just a few private individuals.

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“Of course, there is no country where there are no Nigerians. But even if Nigerians are living in Afghanistan, none has registered as a member of NIDO.

“There is no known Nigerian embassy in Afghanistan and it is very difficult to get contacts, except one reaches out to the nation’s diplomatic commission in Nigeria,” he said.

He said although Afghanistan is in Asia,  the organisation has not had any dealings that would connect it with the area.

However, he said that at the moment, the organisation “does not have a representative saddled with the responsibility of overseeing the affairs of Nigerians in the whole of Asia.


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