The Chairman/CEO, Nigerians in
Diaspora Commission, NIDCOM, Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa, has promised to
make good her desire to attract Foreign Direct Investment into the country by strongly engaging Nigerians in the Diaspora.
The NIDCOM in a statement issued by Gabriel Odu of its Media , Public Relations and Protocol Unit quoted Hon. Dabiri-Erewa as stated this when she received the Anambra state Commissioner for Diaspora Affairs, Culture and Tourism Hon. Christian Madubuko in Abuja.
Hon Dabiri-Erewa maintains that Anambra State is blessed with a lot of tourism potentials that the Diaspora Community can tap into.
The NIDCOM Boss said the Commission has a lot of activities that will be of
interest to Anambra State. For instance the Annual Badagry Festival: Door of Return, which provides a Spiritual, cultural, social, economic and political reconnection process. She urged the delegation to open up its doors for Diaspora investment into the State.
Dabiri-Erewa commended the State Governor for being the first to appoint a Commissioner for Diaspora Affairs.
She, however,informed the delegatetion that about 34 States out of 36 and Abuja
have appointed Diaspora State Focal Point Officers as FRONTLINERS as
they engage with Nigerians in Diaspora from their respective states.
In the same vein, the Anambra State Commissioner for Diaspora Affairs,
Culture and tourism, Dr. Christian Madubuko, said the purpose of the
visit is to strategize on how they can work together and improve Tourism in Anambra State. He said Anambra State has a lot of tourist attractions like the unique Waterfall, the Ogbunike Cave and lots more which are very significant but needs to be developed to International standards.
The Diaspora Affairs Commissioner believes that collaborating with
NIDCOM is a sure way to maximizing investment portfolio for the State
and Nigeria. Dr Madubuko also disclosed that through NIDCOM, Anambra
state is working with her citizens in the Diaspora to help in mitigating
the impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic.
The statement stated that NIDCOM and Anambra state government also agreed to work on the issue of data massaging (mapping) for accurate and reliable figures of Nigerians in the Diaspora. The NIDCOM Boss urged the Diaspora
Affairs Commissioner to always
interface with Nigerians abroad to be good Ambassadors of their