COMMUNIQUÉ OF THE SECOND SUMMIT OF THE STATE DIASPORA FOCAL POINT OFFICERS AND STANDING COMMITTEE ON DIASPORA MATTERS

BACKGROUND We, the members of the Standing Committee on Diaspora Matters (SCDM) and the State Diaspora Focal Point Officers (SDFPOs) present at the second Summit of the State Diaspora Focal Point Officers organized by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in collaboration with the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NiDCOM) within the framework of the “European Union (EU) and IOM Initiative for Migrant Protection and Reintegration in Nigeria” funded by the EU, held at the LUCY HALL, BON HOTEL ELVIS, WUSE 2, Abuja on 15th October 2020 – met and agreed…

NIDCOM Boss meets Libyan Envoy,demands justice for Nigerian burnt to death in Libya .

Hon Abike Dabiri-Erewa, Chairman/CEO, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, NIDCOM, has met with the Libyan Ambassador to Nigeria Amb. Ayad  M.F. Attayary in Abuja to demand justice over the burning to death of a Nigerian in Tripoli last week. The NIDCOM Boss stressed that, “all we want is justice ensuring that the perpetrators are brought to book” The Libyan envoy gave assurances of an open and transparent Libyan legal system where justice is served on the three alleged killers. Amb. Ayad M. F. Attayary painted a sordid picture of migrants still…

Dabiri-Erewa lauds 3 Diasporans appointed into Nigeria’s Economic Think Tank

The Chairman/CEO ,Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, NIDCOM,Hon.Abike Dabiri-Erewa has commended three Nigerians in the Diaspora who have been recently appointed as members of the Federal Government Economic Think Tank. A statement by Mr Gabriel Odu of the Media, Public Relations and Protocol Unit of the Commission,quoted the NIDCOM Chairman congratulating the trio of : Dr Godson John Abraham, Dr Olobo Jonathan Obaje and Mr Titus Olowokere respectively. The NIDCOM Boss said, “your appointment is indicative of your wealth of experiences in global business connections,trade and investment prowess, international relations and…

Gov Ikpeazu celebrates Abike Dabiri-Erewa@ 58 

The Abia state Governor ,Okezie Ikpeazu, has sent a warm message of congratulations to the Chairman/CEO,Nigerians In Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), Hon. Abike Dabiri Erewa on the occasion of her 58th birthday . Governor Ikpeazu in a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary ,Sir Onyebuchi Ememanka, described Dabiri-Erewa as “a truly exceptional Nigerian woman who has brought a touch of excellence in all her activities and holds a sterling record of service to the Nigerian people”. Recalling her days as a correspondent with the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA), Governor Ikpeazu…

NiDCOM reacts to Video on seizure of fake US dollars allegedly from some Nigerians in Ghana

The Nigerians in Diaspora Commission(NiDCOM) in a statement signed by Abdur-Rahman Balogun,Head, Media and Public Relations Unit has reacted to a treading video on fake bundle of US dollars allegedly seized from some Nigerians in Ghana. NIDCOM condemned the video, and also described it as an attempt to blackmail Nigerians residing in Ghana. Read the statement in full: “It has come to the notice of Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NiDCOM) a video depicting Nigerians living in Ghana as criminals by an unknown Ghanaian officer who was seen  displaying bundles of…

MIGRANT ATTACK: NIDCOM Boss condemns burning of Nigerian in Tripoli

The Chairman/CEO Nigerians in Diaspora Commission Hon Abike Dabiri-Erewa has condemned in strong terms the killing of a Nigerian, setting him ablaze by three men allegedly all Libyan Nationals who stormed a factory. The NIDCOM Boss has described the act as dastardly and unacceptable. Hon Dabiri-Erewa called on the Libyan authorities to apply the full weight of the law on the suspected Killers. Meanwhile a statement by the Libyan Interiror Ministry has also  condemned the act,insisted that it was a new wave of violence on migrants in North Africa. The…

Dabiri-Erewa, Baderin, Ahmad stress importance of good leadership as a tool for national development

The trio of Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa,  Chairman/CEO, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), Sheikh Abdur-Rahman Ahmad, National Missioner of Ansar-Ud- Deen Society of Nigeria and a Professor of Law, University of London, Prof. Mashood Baderin, all stressed the need for good leadership as a panacea to national development. They made these submissions at a webinar organised by the National Council of Nigeria Muslim Organisations (UK and Ireland) moderated by Imam Bashir Zubair to mark the 60th independence of Nigeria on the Concept of Leadership in Islam. The NiDCOM boss, who was…

NiDCOM partners NUT on capacity building for teachers

The Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NiDCOM) has pledged to work with the Nigeria Union of Teachers, NUT (Lagos State Chapter) to carry out a capacity building training for Teachers at the National level. This was one of the highlights of the meeting between a delegation of NUT (Lagos State Chapter) and Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa, Chairman/CEO Nigerians in Diaspora Commission in Abuja. Dabiri-Erewa extolled the virtues of Teachers in the society doing great, both within and outside the country. She encouraged them to continue to do more while assuring that “There…

NIDCOM Chair calls for full implementation of Nigeria-South Africa Bi-National Commission

The Chairman/CEO, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, Hon Abike Dabiri-Erewa has said if the content of the Nigeria – South Africa Bi-National Commission is implemented to the letter, Early Warning Systems, Security and Intelligence Gathering as well as People to People Contacts will be achieved. The NIDCOM Chairman stated this at a high level meeting with the South African High Commissioner to Nigeria Amb. Thami Mseleku in Abuja. The NIDCOM Chairman/CEO  believed that between Government to Government, there were no perceptions and mindsets but the challenges were People to People Relations,…

COVID-19: NIDCOM holds webinar to address concerns of Nigerians in Diaspora travelling home

 In order to address  issues and concerns raised by travellers encountered at various International airports in Nigeria during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission  (NIDCOM) is organising a conversation with Dr Sani Aliyu, the Coordinator,  Presidential Task Force (PTF) on Covid 19. The webinar will provide an opportunity for travellers coming in from abroad to share their experiences and get answers to whatever issues they want addressed. In a statement from Abdur-Rahman Balogun, Head, Media and Public Relations Unit of NIDCOM, stated that the virtual event will hold…