The Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NiDCOM) has given its promise to the Journalists’ International Forum for Migration (JIFORM) in exposing the enormity of migration issues, as the forum plans to organise another International Migration Summit.
The JIFORM Delegation were received by Mr. Abdur-Rahman Balogun, Head of Media and Public Relations and Protocol, on behalf of the Chairman/CEO of the Commission, Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa, who, also, is the guest speaker at the upcoming event. Mr. 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 28 Diaspora Focal Point Officers (DFPOs) out of 36 States in Nigeria. The Head of Media of NiDCOM, assures 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.
The International Migration Summit, with the theme Migration Governance and Media Strategy for Development during COVID-19 Pandemic, is scheduled to hold in October, this year.
Mr. Gabriel Odu ,
Media, Public Relations and Protocols Unit ,