Gambian Envoy Commends Nigerians Huge Role In Diaspora

Amb Amadou Taal & Hon Dabiri-Erewa

Nigerians in the Diaspora have a huge role to play in the socio-economic growth and development of the Country, the Gambia High Commissioner to Nigerian H.E Amb. Amadou Taal has said.

Abdur-Rahman Balogun, NIDCOM’s Head, Media and Public Relations In a statement on Thursday said the Gambian Envoy made the comment during a courtesy call to the Chairman/CEO, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NiDCOM), Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa in Abuja.

He eulogised Nigerians that quite a number of them living in the Gambia are extremely hardworking and   integrated themselves into the society.

The Gambian Envoy stressed how important it is to create a strong 

communication link between Gambians and Nigerians living in the Diaspora 

for social and economic development.

He noted with delight that some Nigerians travel for educational courses and business enterprises and are excelling in their respective fields.

Taal, however, commended the NIDCOM Boss for working hard to bridge the gap between Nigeria and her diasporans “as you are not here to build walls but bridges”.

The Gambian High Commissioner expressed his desire to participate in the 

upcoming Nigeria Diaspora Investment Summit (NDIS), as the opportunity 

for investment is not only for Nigerians but Africans at large.

Responding, Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa, who was pleased to receive the 

Envoy  thanked him for his support and cooperation with the Commission.

The NIDCOM boss said the denominator for both countries are the Human Capital Development and expressed eagerness for continued working relationship with the Gambia.

Dabiri-Erewa said that she is looking forward to working with Ambassador 

Taal in building the Commission to achieve her core mandates.

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