President Adama Barrow speaking to media on arrival at the Banjul International Airport

(JollofNews) – President Adama Barrow of the Gambia has expressed hope that Diaspora Gambians will take advantage of the country’s new political dispensation and return back home to contribute their quota to national devolopment.

“We want Gambians to come and join us here and work in the interest of the country,” President Barrow told reporters upon his arrival at Banjul nternational airport on Sunday evening.

Accompanied by a high powered delegation, the Gambian leader made an appearance at the United Nations Summit in New York. His maiden address was highly welcomed in and outiside the country. He met with America-based Gambians to discuss issues affecting them.

Barrow said Gambians were very happy to meet the new leadership. “I told them I am also an example. I decided to come back under a situation that was more difficult than now,” he added.

He said everybody has the liberty to come back home. “I think they were convinced.”

The Gambian diaspora was instrumental in putting an end to Yahya Jammeh’s 22-year rule. Their remittances help many families to cope with the economic situation Gambia is faced with.