The Chairman/CEO of Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa, has applauded the gesture of the Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, for creating a full-fledged Diaspora office in the state to take care of the interests and welfare of the indigenes in the diaspora.
In a congratulatory letter to Gov. Sanwoolu, she said the creation of the office will further engender closer relationships and fast-track development in the state with its diaspora.
According to her, Lagos has joined the League of states like
Abia, which has a Diaspora Commission, Ondo and Anambra have full Commissioners for Diaspora, while Edo and Cross Rivers are in the process of setting up their diaspora agencies.
Every state of the federation has a diaspora focal person.
In a statement by the Director, Media, Public Relations and Protocols Unit, NiDCOM, Abuja, Abdur-Rahman Balogun, the NIDCOM boss urged other states to give priority to diaspora affairs as every state has its indigenes abroad excelling in one way or the other, and willing to contribute to the state and national development.
She therefore congratulates Gov. Sanwo-Olu, and the State Diaspora Focal Person, Jermaine Sanwoolu, who will be the pioneer head of the Agency.
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