The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Foreign Affairs and Diaspora, Abike Dabiri-Erewa has called for unity among Nigerians in the Diaspora to actualise government’s vision of engaging them for national development.
She made the appeal at the Nigeria Diaspora Leadership Conference, organised by the Nigerian Consulate in New York.
The conference came on the heels of a major leadership crisis in the Nigerians in Diaspora Organisation Americas, NIDOA that led to divisions in the body.
In a keynote address, the presidential aide warned that the newly-created Nigerians in Diaspora Commission would amount to nothing without harmony among stakeholders. The Presidential aide pleaded with leaders of the body to put selfish interest aside and think of how to channel their “enormous human resources” into Nigeria’s development.