Dabiri-Erewa applauds efforts of Author of “Omowale”, Chris Brooks, who traced his ancestral back to Africa

Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa, Chairman/CEO, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), said the book “Omowale: One Man’s Justice Journey”, authored by Dr. Chris Brooks, an African-American, who has discovered his Nigerian ancestry and decided to relocate his family to Nigeria, is highly commendable and heart warming.


Dabiri-Erewa said that while some people are talking of “japa”, others are talking of “Omowale”, child return home.


She urged the author to state what attracted in making Nigeria his home, apart from his DNA.

Chairman/CEO, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, Hon. Dr. Abike Dabiri-Erewa and Dr. Chris Brooks (Author) at the Book Launch of ‘ Omowale: A Man’s Justice Journey’ at the Alliance Francaise, Mike Adenuga Centre, Ikoyi, Lagos.

The NIDCOM boss congratulated and welcomed the author, Dr Chris Brooks, who clad with the trappings of a Nigerian, back home.


She also informed him of the need to present the book to other parts of the country.


Brooks, in his response, expressed his happiness to be back home after hundreds of years of family separation.


He expressed optimism that the message contained in the book, would resonate with Nigerians who live in the country and in the Diaspora.


He also believed that Nigerians could overcome any obstacle, if remained united.




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