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Nigerians Staying Abroad Are Our Biggest Assets – Abike Dabiri-Erewa

Abike Dabiri

Abike Dabiri

Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NiDCOM) has come out to say that citizens living abroad are Nigeria’s greatest assets.

Chairman/CEO of the commission Mrs. Abike Dabiri-Erewa revealed this via a recent statement by Gabriel Odu of the commission’s Media, Public Relations and Protocol Unit.

According to her, members of the Nigerians in the Diaspora Commission (NiDCOM) should be praised for how they always respond to calls, requests, and demands from Nigeria all across the globe.

She added that it does not matter what part of the country Diasporas came from, as home is always the best.

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Abike Kafayat Oluwatoyin Dabiri-Erewa (born October 10, 1962) was born in Jos Plateau State. She is a Nigerian politician and former member of the Nigeria Federal House of Representatives representing Ikorodu Constituency in Lagos State. She was the Chairman of the House Committee on Media & Publicity.

She was also the former Chair of the House Committee on Diaspora Affairs, and was elected for the first time in 2003, and re-elected in 2007 and 2011

In 2015, she was appointed as the Senior Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Foreign Affairs and Diaspora. In November 2018, Dabiri-Erewa was given a new role of Chairman/CEO of Nigerians in Diaspora Commission. The letter for the confirmation of her appointment was sent to the Senate in 2018 by the Presidency but was delayed until May 2019 when the Senate confirmed her appointment.

She was also a supporter of “Together Nigeria”; an independent advocacy group launched to work towards President Muhammadu Buhari’s 2019 re-election bid.

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