:Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa, Chairman/CEO, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) has applauded the gesture of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos state by creating a full fledged Diaspora office in the state to take care of the interests and welfare of the indigenes in the diaspora.
In a congratulatory letter to Gov. Sanwoolu she said the creation of the office will further engender closer relationship and fast track development in the state with its diaspora.
Àccording to her, Lagos has joined the league of states like Abia,which has a Diaspora Commission, Ondo and Anambra have full Commissioners for Diaspora, while Edo and Cross Rivers are in the
process of setting up their diaspora agencies.
NiDCOM Boss said every state of the federation has a diaspora focal person.
She therefore urged other states to give priority to diaspora affairs as every state has its indigenes abroad excelling in one way or the other, and willing to contribute to the state and national development.
She congratulated Gov. Sanwo-Olu, and the State Diaspora Focal Person, Jermaine Sanwoolu, who will be the pioneer head of the Agency.