FG commends contributions of Nigerians in diaspora, plans reintegration policy

The Federal Government has praised the significant contributions of Nigerians in the diaspora to the economic and technological advancements of their host countries.

This commendation was given by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Sen. George Akume on Tuesday, during a courtesy visit from a delegation led by Professor Arch-bishop Chidiebere Anelechi Ogbu, President of the African Diaspora Union (AfriDU).

The delegation, which included representatives from the United States, Canada, and the Caribbean, visited Akume as part of preparations for the Homecoming Event by African Descendants in the Diaspora Union (AfriDU).

Akume assured the delegation that the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NiDCOM) would collaborate with AfriDU to develop a policy framework facilitating the reintegration of Nigerians of African descent back to their ancestral land.

He encouraged the diaspora community to leverage their experiences for nation-building.

Professor Ogbu emphasized that the delegation, consisting of Nigerians from South America, the USA, and Canada, is eager to invest in Nigeria if the Federal Government provides a sense of belonging and grants them Nigerian citizenship.

He announced that President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has approved the hosting of a historical Homecoming Event by AfriDU in partnership with NiDCOM, scheduled for October in Abuja. The event is expected to attract over 2,000 African descendants.

The African Diaspora Union (AfriDU) is a civil society organization that serves as an umbrella body for all African diaspora organizations, aiming to integrate Africans in their countries of residence with a spirit of brotherhood (Ubuntu).

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