- El Salvador invited Jermaine Sanwo-Olu, the senior special assistant on foreign relation to Lagos state government, for its Afro Descendientes events
- Speaking about his experience, Sanwo-Olu said he had a memorable experience while in the Central American country
- In reaction, Abike Daibiri-Erewa, expressed hope that a good partnership comes out of the visit
Jermaine Sanwo-Olu, the senior special assistant on diaspora and foreign relations to the Lagos state governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, was recognised by El Salvador as the first government official in Nigeria to visit the foreign country.
In the country, he was part of the Afro Descendientes events in San Salvador and Zacatecoluca. Sanwo-Olu said he had a memorial experience during Central-American country. He made this known on his official twitter page on Thursday, September 5.
Abike Dabiri-Erewa, the chairman of Nigerians in the Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) subtweeted his tweet and said she hoped a great partnership comes out from the visit.
She also thanked Snwo-Olu for representing Nigeria and Lagos state well.
It should be noted that the word “Afrodescendant” describes people who are outside the continent but have ancestors in Africa.
According to Wikipedia, the word was first adopted for use in December 2000 at the Regional Conference of the Americas that was held in Santiago, Chile.
The conference was organised against racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia, and other forms of human intolerance.
The term was adopted to recognisse people whose roots are linked to the continent and got to the American continent as part of slave trade activities during the colonial era.
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that the chairman of the NIDCOM met with some very good ambassadors of the country.
She met with Endurance and Esther in Tokyo and their managers, adding that both citizens are part of the group of 16 Nigerian girls on scholarship in Japan playing basketball.
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