First anniversary: JIFORM hails NiDCOM

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The Journalists International Forum For Migration(JIFORM) has congratulated the Nigerians in Diaspora Commision (NiDCOM) overits one year anniversary.

In a statement issued in Lagos on Tuesday, AjibolaAbayomi, the President/Executive Director of JIFORM described the agency as a mission accomplished given the numerous interventions and tremendous achievements it had recorded so far.

The JIFORM President said the door of the media foundation wasopen to further collaboration on diaspora matters with NiDCOM and others tohalt irregulation migration throughcontinued advocacy.

“NiDCOM today is a shining example under HonorableAbike Dabiri-Erewa. The achievementsrecorded are direct success stories of the good intentions of theadministration of President Muhammad Buhari on passion for the plight of Nigeriansabroad. Certainly Dabiri-Erewa and her team have made the nation proud.

“It would surprise many Nigerians that NiDCOM evenas we speak is yet to have a befitting structure of its own as an office yet ithas established so many connections with Nigerians abroad by protecting theirinterests. Hundreds of challenged and stranded Nigerians had been rescued atdifferent times which JIFORM can confirm. Many of these sets ofNigerians were stranded and had no means to return home but when we pleaded forassistance, NiDCOM was there to do the needful.

“We have also noted the interesting dimension of luring foreign direct investment to Nigeria by encouraging Nigerians abroad toinvest at home. We had witnessed excellent coordination and relationship with Nigerianforeigh missions and embassies that is helping to brighten the image ofNigeria.
“JIFORM is proud of this unique establishment despitepaucity of funds, it has delivered beyond expectation. No wonder experiencecounts, Dabiri-Erewa had been chairman of the diaspora committee of House ofReps for eight out of the twelve years she spent at the federal legislativehouse.

“All we can say is that there is a need to keep the flagflying and sustain the good tempo. NiDCOM is just outstanding as if it had beenin existence for over 10 years. Thanks to President Muhammadu Buhari for theinitiative and thank you NiDCOM for serving the nation well. Congratulations tothe team.”

Signed
Ajibola Abayomi,
President JIFORM

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