“We partner with NiDCOM to promote Nigeria – Tunji Ojo, Minister of Interior

“We partner with NiDCOM to promote Nigeria - Tunji Ojo, Minister of Interior


The Minister of Interior, Olubunmi Tunji Ojo, has pledged to support the Nigerian Diaspora Commission (NiDCOM) in its vision of promoting a positive image of Nigeria beyond its borders.

The Minister stated this on Tuesday in Abuja when he met the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Commission, Mr. John Johnson. Mr. Abike Dabiri-Elewa is on a courtesy visit.

He said: “Keeping NiDCOM alive is our collective responsibility. We as a ministry are committed to supporting you because whatever you do for our people in the diaspora has a ripple effect on our people back home. I would like to assure you that we are ready to assist you.”

Speaking broadly about the government’s need to generate wealth, the minister said the commission, as a government agency, represented “a good image of the country beyond its borders” and therefore “deserves further support” than the current situation. It pointed out. Get.

“Most families have breadwinners abroad. By providing welfare assistance to them through NiDCOM, the commission is helping us ensure national integrity, security and peace.

“And there is a lot we can achieve from our partnership with NiDCOM. Like India, we are looking beyond oil and seeing how a knowledge-based economy can turn things around in this country. We have to see,” he said.

Minister Dabiri-Erewa thanked the Minister for his kind response in receiving support from the Ministry, adding that the Committee is willing to do more with the new structure.

[GNN], [DPNG]

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