The Inaugural Summit of all Diaspora State Focal Point Officers organised by the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission(NIDCOM) will hold in Abuja on Tuesday Feb. 4.
In a statement by the Head of Media and Public Relations Unit of NIDCOM,
Abdur-Rahman Balogun said that the first ever summit has as its theme:
“Leveraging Diaspora Resources for National Development”.
According to the Chairman, Local Organising Committee and Secretary to
the Commission, Engr. Dr Sule Yakubu Bassi, the summit will hold at the
Auditorium, Global Distance Learning Centre (GDLI), Plot 825, Ralph
Sodeinde Street, Central Business District, Abuja.
Dr Bassi said that the one-day conference will have in attendance, Mr.
Geoffrey Onyeama, the Hon. Minister, Foreign Affairs; Gov. Okezie
Ikpeazu, the Governor of Abia State and all States and FCT Focal Point
Officers on Diaspora Affairs.
Others include Hon. Tolulope Akande-Sadipe, Chairman, House of
Representatives Committee on Diaspora; Sen. Dr. Surajudeen Ajibola
Basiru, Chairman, Senate Committee on Diaspora, NGOs, Members of the
Standing Committee on Diaspora Affairs and representatives from the
International Organisation for Migration (IOM), International Centre for
Migration Policy and Development (ICMPD), the European Union (EU), as
well as, other prominent invitees and stakeholders from the academia.
Imminent Resource Persons on Diaspora Affairs will address the Summit.
The Chairman/CEO, NIDCOM,Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa who is the Chief Host, is expected to deliver a speech while a keynote message will be delivered by Gov. Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State followed by Technical and Interactive Sessions.