Diaspora Day 2022: ICT a Major Focus – NIDCOM

Ahead of the National Diaspora Day 2022, The Chairman/CEO of the Nigerians in the Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) Dr. Abike Dabiri-Erewa, has assured that Nigerians in the Diaspora will bring home their expertise and technical competence to boost Nigeria‘s Information and Communications Technology (ICT).

The remarks were made at a press conference in Abuja in preparation for this year‘s National Diaspora Day Celebration in the nation‘s capital, Abuja.

In her remarks, Dabiri-Erewa stated that issues bordering on ICT and technological advancement will be highlighted with a view to accessing Diaspora Nigerians with skills to help provide the know-how to boost the nation’s tech industry and other relevant sectors.

She stated further that a robust engagement with the Nigerians in the  Diaspora is crucial to Nigeria‘s development and growth as no nation can make progress without its Diaspora.
She added that voting right, home remittances, investment and all round engagements with Nigerians in the Diaspora and those at home will surely turn around the country‘s economic fortunes.

The 2022 National Diaspora Day will be a hybrid event that looks at celebrating Nigerians in the Diaspora, networking and facilitating engagement between the Diaspora and public office, government, private and corporate organisations, as well as, other major stakeholders. This year’s theme is “Diaspora Engagement in Global Challenging Times for National development.”

Maymunah Zubair

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