Ogun Govt Sets Up Diaspora 's Office To Boost Economy - EDU-BIZNEWS


Sunday, February 14, 2021

Ogun Govt Sets Up Diaspora 's Office To Boost Economy

Ogun State Government has approved the establishment of Diaspora Office, to enable it effectively promote and harness the resources and capacity of Nigerians in the Diaspora who are indigenes of the State

The role of the Diaspora Office is to ensure the economic growth and development of Ogun State and the nation at large  

Governor Dapo Abiodun gave the  approval for the establishment of Diaspora’s Office in the State.

The Federal Government had earlier established the Nigerian in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM),headed by the Special Adviser to the President, Mrs Abike Dabiri Erewa .

The commission is to ensure that the Diaspora community played a vital role in economic development of the country through creation of businesses, promotion of trade, Foreign Direct Investment (FDI), transferring of skills and knowledge.

The Commissioner for Special Duties & Intergovernmental Affairs, Barrister Femi Ogunbanwo who made this known in a statement, explained that the establishment of the office would compliment the effort of the Commission, by improving and sustaining strong socio-cultural and economic relations with the Diaspora for national development.

He added that the office  would also promote policy consistency and coherence through the establishment of strategies that promote collaboration and synergies among existing Diaspora strides.

Other benefits according to the commissioner include the State government's links with Diaspora’s programmes and the creation of environment for temporary and permanent transfer of critical skills and expertise, as well as collaborative research between Diaspora experts and home- based colleagues.

Ogunbanwo pointed out that the Diaspora’s Office, which is majorly targeted at the State indigenes, would be domiciled in the Ministry of Special Duties and Inter Government Affairs and managed in partnership with the Ministry of Culture and Tourism.

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