- The United States President, Joe Biden, has appointed Chinenye Ogwumike who is of Nigerian descent as special adviser
- Another Nigerian, Osagie Imasogie, was part of the 12 members of the President’s Advisory Council on African Diaspora Engagement in the United States
- The Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) reacted to the development and sent congratulatory messages to the duo
FCT, Abuja - Abike Dabiri-Erewa, the chairman of the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), has congratulated the duo of Chinenye Ogwumike and Osagie Imasogie on their nomination into the Advisory Council on Africa Diaspora Engagement by President Joe Biden.
On Tuesday, Biden announced the inaugural members of the President’s Advisory Council on African Diaspora Engagement in the US.
NIDCOM applauds Biden's appointment of Nigerians
The US said the African Diaspora in the country “is foundational to our 21st century partnership with the African continent”.
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Reacting to the development, Dabiri-Erewa, in a statement signed by NIDCOM's spokesperson, Abdur-Rahman Balogun, described the nomination of the two Nigerians as a welcome development.
The statement, released on Wednesday, September 28, 2023, partly reads:
“The NIDCOM boss said their recognition and appointment into the 12-member advisory council is a motivation for other Nigerians and Africans in general.”
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Abubakar Sani, a public affairs commentator and special adviser to the former Chief of Army Staff, Yusuf Buratai, said it was well-deserved.
Sani stated this during a chat with Legit.ng.
Tinubu holds meeting with Nigerians in Diaspora
In a piece of related news, Legit.ng reported that President BolaTinubu met with Nigerians in Diaspora on Friday, June 23.
This was Tinubu's first presidential diaspora engagement in France, on the sideline of the Global Summit in Paris.
Tinubu's meeting with the Nigerians in Diaspora was put together by NIDCOM.