The Federal Government has set aside July 25 of every year as the National Diaspora Day in recognition of the contributions of Nigerians living outside the country towards the development of their homeland.
The chairman of NiDCOM, Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa, made the call in a statement by Gabriel Odu, Media, Public Relations and Protocols Officer of the commission in Abuja on Monday.
The maiden event was facilitated by the Office of the Diaspora Matters, headed by Femi Odere, the Senior Special Assistant to the Ekiti State Governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi.
Inaugurating the portal, the Minister of State, Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Zubairu Dada, remarked that the portal would enhance diaspora participation in demographic and national planning as well as budgeting purposes at all levels of governance.
This was disclosed by the chairman/CEO of NIDCOM, Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa, when she paid a courtesy visit to the chairman of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Brigadier-General Muhammad Buba Marwa (rtd), in his office in Abuja.
It was in May 19, 2019, the hitherto office of Senior Special Assistant to the President on Diaspora Affairs and the occupier, Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa transmuted to Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) following the Senate approval and her confirmation as the Chairman/CEO of the new Commission.
In a statement by the commission’s Head of Media, Abdur-Rahman Balogun, Dabiri-Erewa stated that by the feat, Israel has brought honour
Arkwright made the call at a webinar on Democracy Day facilitated by Nigeria-American Public Affairs Committee and Nigerian Think-Thank Group in conjunction with Nigerians in the Diaspora Commission.
Dr. Veronica Ufoegbune, Chair, NAPAC California, made the presentation at a webinar on Democracy Day, facilitated by NAPAC and Nigerian Think-Thank Group in conjunction with NIDCOM.
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In a statement signed by his Special Adviser (Media and Publicity), Femi Adesina, on Thursday, the president commended the cosmopolitan exposure of Erogbogbo, which saw him working in different regions of the country as a young man, before retiring and going into private business.
In a statement by Abdur-Rahman Balogun, Head of Media and Public Relations, NIDCOM explained that organising townhall meetings to brief Nigerian citizens abroad on the activities of the government back home is part of its mandate, which the commission is duly fulfilling.
Speaking at the maiden edition of the Diaspora Quarterly Lecture Series with Ecobank as the sole banking partner which took place on Saturday, 8th May, 2021, he noted that Ecobank remains a critical bridge for Nigerians abroad, as it has made huge investments in the necessary platforms to enable them connect with home seamlessly. The event held online and had over 2000 participants from across all the continents in attendance.
A statement by Abdur-Rahman Balogun, the Head, Media and Public Relations Unit of NIDCOM, stated that the theme of the lecture is: “Mobilising Nigerians in the Diaspora for National Development.”
In a statement by the Commission’s Head of Media, Abdur-Rahman Balogun, the NIDCOM boss, though deeply pained by the death of the young Nigerian trying to save someone else’s life, described him as a hero, never to be forgotten.
The Minister stated this when he received the Chairman/CEO, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa, and the Management Staff of the Commission in Abuja.
In a condolence message, Dabiri-Erewa said the circumstances of Richard’s sudden disappearance and eventual death was very disturbing and heartbreaking.
Representing the Organisation, Chukwuemeka Anene said the donation was necessitated by the outcome of the National Migration Working Group that was set up by IOM to bring on board all the stakeholders on migration related issues.
A statement by Abdur-Rahman Balogun, Head of Media, Public Relations and Protocols Unit,
This was contained in a statement by Abdur-Rahman Balogun, Head, Media and Public Relations of NIDCOM.