- Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) boss, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, on Friday, January 31, received two Nigerians from Kenya
- The two Nigerians, Adams John and Victor Obialu, had been jailed for six months in the country because they overstayed their Kenyan visas
- The chairman of the commission used the opportunity to appeal to Nigerians to deviate from such crime as the consequences are severe
The chairman of Nigerians in the Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), Abike Dabiri, received two Nigerians with the names Adams John and Victor Obialu at the Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport, Abuja on Friday, January 31.
The two Nigerians had before their arrival in the country spent six months in prison in Kenya after they overstayed their visas.
According to NIDCOM, the chairman of the commission appealed to all Nigerians to always obey the laws of whichever country they are residing as the consequences of doing otherwise could be dire.
In addition, she appreciated the effort of the governor of Kaduna state, Mallam Nasir Ahmed El-Rufai and the Nigerian high commission in Kenya.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that the chairman of NIDCOM explained what the organisation is doing to tap into the human resource of Nigerians abroad for all-round advancement.
In speaking with the media, she mentioned what the commission was doing to employ human capital to broaden investment opportunities in Nigeria and increase the country’s foreign direct investment.
Abike said that Nigerians are the best at whatever they do in the world, and when that human resource is tapped into, the country will gain better than what it is getting in the oil sector.
When asked what investment opportunities the commission is presenting to Nigerians abroad, the NIDCOM chairman said they are looking at sectors like agriculture, education, health care, and others.
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To show what the outfit has been doing in health care, she said they are already working with doctors in the diaspora in a programme called the Diaspora Professionals Health Initiative.
Abike said through the programme, the doctors can come back home from time to time to give back to society.
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In mentioning other areas that are being focused on, she said there is another angle called “the dawn of return” where Nigerians in the diaspora can have a spiritual connection with their progenitors that were taken as slaves.
She mentioned that they have had three editions of such programme where the third one was held in Badagry.
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