By James Ezema
In view of the role of Nigerians in the Diaspora, which drives increasing interest among a variety of stakeholders in areas such as development, poverty reduction, economic growth, trade or post-crisis (i.e. COVID-19) recovery, the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NiDCOM) has scheduled to hold a virtual conference with the Diasporans.
According to a statement signed by the Commission’s Publicity Secretary, Jacob Ogunseye, “avenues are continually being sought to increase collaboration between the home country (Nigeria) and Nigerian citizens’ resident outside the country.
“The scheduled virtual conference will explore amongst other issues, the potentialities of Diaspora engagement into development, as well as the policy and programmatic options that can be designed in order to maximise these potentials.
“The development potential of Diasporas is now largely acknowledged by a wide range of stakeholders. This potential derives from the financial and non-financial resources that Diasporas have accumulated abroad and can mobilise for necessary investments in the home country, Nigeria.
“Diaspora resources are not limited to financial assets, but also encompass skills and knowledge that can be applied to mutual developmental benefit. It is therefore important to encourage and engage continuously Diaspora members who desire to contribute in the development of Nigeria and share their resources in a productive way, he stated.
The Special Guest of Honour at the virtual conference is Hon (Mrs) Abike Dabiri-Erewa, Chairman/CEO of Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NiDCOM).
The conference’s Host/Moderator is Prince Ade Omole, the Nigerians in Diaspora Organisation (NIDO) Leader.
According to the statement, the conference holds on Wednesday, 29th April, 2020 between 4:00pm – 4:45pm (🇳🇬/🇬🇧 Time), with all Nigerians in the Diaspora expected to join online.
To join the Virtual Conference, Click Here or copy the following link and paste in your browser:
Enter Meeting ID: 432 910 5086 and Type the Password: nidcom2020