The newly decorated national honouree, Hon. (Dr.) Abike Dabiri-Erewa OON, and the Chairman/CEO of the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NiDCOM), has called on more national recognitions to deserving Nigerians in the Diaspora to fast track national growth and development.
NIDCOM in a statement issued by Gabriel Odu in Abuja on Wednesday said Mrs Dabiri-Erewa stated this in Abuja at the occasion of her 60th birthday celebration and conferment of a National Medal of Honour, OON.
The Chairman of NiDCOM expressed her joy that two Nigerians in the Diaspora made the honours list.
She maintained that such gesture is a welcome idea that will encourage Nigerians abroad to invest more in their homeland.
Dabiri-Erewa (OON), thanked President Muhammadu Buhari and said that being named one of the awardees is a collective achievement of the Commission as well as her many years of previous service as a media practitioner.
She equally expressed her gratitude to her family and friends who have been her strongest support systems through the years.
Meanwhile, in celebration of the Day of the Girl-child, the NiDCOM Boss upheld her promise to support the girl-child through her Foundation.
According to her, empowering the girl-child in the society, will create self-sufficiency among young girls and women, to bring about positive and impactful movement for nation-building, especially for Nigeria.
Hon. (Dr.) Abike Dabiri-Erewa is among the 500 recipients of the National Honours Award, under the category of “Officer of the Order of the Niger, (OON)”, awarded by President Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja.