Foreign Affairs Minister Geoffrey Onyeama has said Nigeria and its image abroad should not be judged by the actions of a very few criminals.
Onyeama, who was the special guest on News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) Forum, said despite the involvement of a few Nigerians in the recently uncovered high profile scams, many more Nigerians were doing good and positive things abroad.
He described as unfortunate the perception in the media that bad news made better news than good news.
The minister urged the Nigerian media to shine its lights on the good deeds of Nigerians in the Diaspora.
According to him, no country in the world has taken action against Nigeria on the account of the bad deeds of an individual.
“Another thing we do is also to highlight the positive things that Nigerians are doing around the world. We believe that more Nigerians, many more Nigerians, are doing very good things and positive things around the world than Nigerians doing negative things.
“You, the media, of course, we all know that no news is good news. What sells and excites and interests people is sensational news. So, there is also that element.