NIDO Applauds FG’s Prompt Evacuation Of Nigerians In Ukraine 

Dr. Omotade Omotosho, President, Nigerians in Diaspora Organization, 

(NIDO) Poland has commended the Federal Government through its Ministry 

of Foreign Affairs, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NiDCOM), and 

strategic agencies for the evacuation of Nigerians at the wake of the 

Ukrainian-Russian war.

Gabriel Odu in a statement issued by NIDCOM on Tuesday said Dr. Omotosho made the commendation when he led NIDO Poland delegates to 

Hon (Dr) Abike Dabiri-Erewa, Chairman/CEO, the Nigerians in Diaspora 

Commission,(NIDCOM) in Abuja.

Dr. Omotosho  said the visit to NIDCOM is to appeal for quick intervention on the plight of Nigerian students who returned from Ukraine particularly medical students to be absorbed into Nigerian 

Universities as well as the issue of passports renewal.

The President of NIDO Poland also expressed his willingness to collaborate with the Commission to attend the Commemoration of the Anniversary of the Polish War by honoring  the first Nigerian diasporan who fought in the World War 2 on the side of Poland, Mr Agboola Brown 

who moved to Poland in 1920.

The Nigerians in Diaspora Organisation, Poland, is also putting together a Trade and Investment Summit with special focus on Agric-business, tourism, fintech, among others.

 Dabiri-Erewa who also acknowledged the brotherly love and care of Nigerians in Poland for the evacuees from Ukraine, urged them to remain good ambassadors of their country, Nigeria.

Dabiri-Erewa informed that the Federal Government has promised to intensify its efforts to make sure that more Nigerians are evacuated from Poland and those that have returned are properly managed and cared for.

The NIDCOM Boss further gave assurances that the Ministry of Foreign 

Affairs and that of Education are collaborating to ensure that Ukrainian 

students are given the opportunity to continue with their studies back 

home in Nigeria.

In her words: “we are not saying pack your bags and come back home, but 

we have to be partners in progress”.

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