March 1, 2024

Okonjo-Iweala charges NIDCOM to collaborate with diaspora for national progress

The World Trade Organization Director-General, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, has charged the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) with the need to collaborate with the diaspora for nation-building.

She stated this while receiving a dignity award titled “Diaspora Icon” from NIDCOM head, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, today in Abuja.

“Diaspora is capable of doing so much for Nigeria, which goes beyond remittances such as skills and knowledge transfer, especially as most countries in the World are fast embracing technology and the digital era,” said the WTO DG.

Amidst other diaspora capable of receiving the glorious award, Okonjo-Iweala expressed her profound appreciation to NIDCOM, stating her pride as a Nigerian citizen.

The Diaspora Icon recipient further thanked the Commission for the work it has been doing over the years in terms of Diaspora engagement under the pragmatic leadership of the NIDCOM Boss.

The statement read in part: “Okonjo-Iweala expressed her support to work with the Commission and the Federal Government of Nigeria for the betterment of all Nigerians.

“While presenting the award to Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, the NiDCOM Chairman stated that the award was presented to the DG of the WTO for her selfless service to Nigeria and humanity at large.

“Dabiri-Erewa remarked that she serves as an inspiration to all Nigerian women, aiming at balancing family ties and career growth.

“The Diaspora Icon Award is one of the categories given at the National Diaspora Day celebrations and the National Diaspora Merit Award held on July 26, 2023.”

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