CEO/Chairman, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), Abike Dabiri-Erewa has come out to say that Nigerians are happy with the establishment of the commission.
She recently revealed that the citizens are happy with the way NIDCOM is engaging and utilizing Nigeria’s human, capital resources.
According to her, the commission’s 2020 National Diaspora Day Celebration will however be celebrated solemnly due to the global health challenge threatening the world – the COVID-19 Pandemic.
She added that since its NiDCOM has embarked on series of interventions to ameliorate attacks on black Africans in South Africa including Nigerians, and it also received the first and second batches of stranded Nigerians back home in Lagos on Sept. 11, and Sept. 18, 2019.
Her words, ”The Diaspora forms an integral part of a nation; host or homeland but more importantly to the country of origin.
“This reason alone forms the basis to set aside a day to applaud our diasporas and dialogue on issues affecting the diaspora.
“Nigeria cherishes and lauds the efforts of all her diasporas worldwide that a Commission was established to ‘engage and utilise the human, capital and material resources of this demography in the socio-economic, cultural and political development of Nigeria’.
“Since its commencement, NiDCOM has in the last one year made some commendable achievements, if I must say so myself. Some of the key ones are:
“It embarked on series of interventions to ameliorate attacks on black Africans in South Africa including Nigerians.
The commission received the first and second batches of stranded Nigerians back home in Lagos on Sept. 11, and Sept. 18, 2019. A total of 501 returnees consisting of 187 and 314 Nigerians respectively.”