The Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NiDCOM) has promised to support the second summit of the Journalists’ International Forum for Migration (JIFORM) slated for Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, on Thursday, October 15th, 2020.
This promise was made by Abdur-Rahman Balogun, Head of Media and Public Relations and Protocol, on behalf of the Chairman/CEO of the Commission, Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa while receiving a delegation of the migration body led by its President, Ajibola Abayomi on a visit.
Speaking Balogun stated that “the Commission is ever ready to extend its support to organisations centered on migration and Diaspora-related matters. He however agreed on the need for more collaborations while mentioning the partnership of NiDCOM and some agencies by appointing Diaspora Desk Officers for prompt attention on diaspora and migration matters.
The NiDCOM Head of Media explained that at present, more than 10, 000 Nigerians have been evacuated and rehabilitated, adding that the Commission boasts of Diaspora Focal Point Officers (DFPOs) in 28 states out of the 36 States in Nigeria.
Balogun assured the organisers of the JIFORM Summit that the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission is open to render technical assistance in its joined mission to project Nigerians positively on the Diaspora map.
Similarly, the President, JIFORM, Mr. Ajibola Abayomi, commended NiDCOM’s efforts in the last one year which have surpassed the expectations of many. He called for more partnerships among government agencies with the Commission to make migration regular and legal.
Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa would be the guest speaker at the upcoming summit with the theme Migration Governance and Media Strategy for Development during COVID-19 Pandemic.