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Nigeria to Host Gathering of Africans in Diaspora

Prof. Chidiebere Anelechi Ogbu President, African Diaspora Union (AFRIDU) has called on the Nigerian Government to host the international gathering in honour of the Africans in Diaspora sixth Region.

This appeal for collaboration was made during a strategic meeting with the management of Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NiDCOM) hosted by Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa, Chairman/CEO NiDCOM, in Abuja.

Ogbu described the event as an avenue for all black people of the world outside Africa to visit Nigeria and even other states where they believe to be their ancestral homes as traced by the DNA technology.

“This will be a trending massive welcoming event similar to the “FESTAC 77” which will usher in a great mass movement of the African Diaspora Experts, Investors, Professionals, Scientists, Entertainers, Academia and people with diverse skills to Nigeria in the actualisation Of the Africans in Diaspora integration,” he stated.

Ogbu reiterated that the globe is looking out for a favourable environment for investment and this gathering will be a great opportunity for a global investment summit in Nigeria and a smart move to attract African Descendants Investors.

The AFRIDU president also made a request that Nigeria grants citizenship waiver for the African Descendants of the Trans Atlantic Slave Trade victims under reparative justice.

Responding, Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa, Chairman/CEO, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NiDCOM) who was elated by the visit expressed her excitement and optimism towards the actualisation of the summit in Nigeria.

She assured the delegation that the Nigerian Government is willing and eager to work closely with them to address their concerns and harness their skills and expertise for the development of the country.

Dabiri-Erewa commended AFRIDU for the great initiative, describing the event as a platform for networking, cultural exchange, and dialogue on issues affecting the African diaspora community.

“I see this as a great opportunity to celebrate our shared heritage and Strengthen ties between Africans in the diaspora, African Descendants of Nigerian origin and their motherland through fostering unity, collaboration, and progress among Africans worldwide,” she expressed.

The NiDCOM Boss assured that the government is committed to creating an enabling environment for Nigerians living abroad to thrive and contribute to the nation’s growth as they are a vital partner in Nigeria’s progress.

In attendance at the meeting was His Eminence King Alfred Diete-Spiff, Prof. (Sen.) Oserheimen Osunbor, Dr Moriel McClerlin, President Southland Care Coordination Partners and Hon. Halims Agoda among others.

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