Minister Inaugurates Committee On The Establishment Of Nigerian Diaspora Investment Trust Fund

The Minister of State, Ministry of Foreign Affairs Ambassador Zubairu Dada has inaugurated a 14- Member Adhoc Committee on the Establishment 

of Diaspora Investment Trust Fund in Abuja.

Inaugurating the Adhoc Committee Amb. Zubairu Dada enjoined them to among other things advise on:

(i) the mission and objectives of the fund

(ii) the structure of the fund(especially a private sector led and 

driven by the Nigerians in Diaspora

(iii) the sources and value of the fund

(iv) the processes for and procedure for its establishment

(v) the procedure and guidelines for accessing the fund and its 


(vi) the fund Managers/Management

(vii) any other issues pertinent to the realization and establishment of 

the fund.

The Adhoc Committee has One Month to complete its assignment, the Hon 

Minister emphasized.

Earlier, the Chairman/CEO NIDCOM, Hon Abike Dabiri-Erewa expressed delight that the Adhoc Committee is being established, the first ever in the history of Nigeria, an outcome of the first Nigerian  Diaspora Investment Summit held in 2018. 

The NIDCOM Boss urged the Committee to carry out its functions by Virtual means given the circumstances of COVID-19 Pandemic.

The 14- Member Adhoc Committee has Chairman Dr  Ali Garba of Financial 

Investment Services  Winconsin USA while Professor Manny A. Aniebonam, 

Global Invstor and Member, NIDAN(Nigerians in Diaspora Alumni Network).

Other Members include:

3. Chief Bimbo Roberts Folayan

4. Ms Lola Visser Mabogunje

5. Barr Kachi Okezie

6. Mr Femi Odere

7.Dr Mrs Ngozi Ogbonna-Erondu

8. Amb Edward A


9. Mr Uche Orji

10. Mr. Mansur Nuhu Bamalli

11. Ms Gbemi Adesemowo

12. Hon Abdulrahman Terab

13. Mariam Madaki

14. Rep Ministry of Finance .

The Committee is to advise and make recommendations  on the above terms 

of Reference.


Gabriel Odu,

Media, Public Relations and Protocol Unit,


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