Written by Ere-ebi AGEDAH

Nigerians in Saudi Arabia honor NIDCOM boss

Sequel to the successful hosting of second Nigeria Diaspora Investment Summit, NDIS in November 2019 and a follow- up Nigeria Saudi Investment Summit that took place in December 2019, respectively, Nigerians living in Saudi Arabia have honored the NIDCOM boss, Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa, for her exemplary leadership style.

In a statement in Abuja by Abdur-Rahman Balogun, Head of Media Unit of the commission, he stated that the award was received on behalf of Dabiri-Erewa by Mr.Abdullahi Bello, NIDCOM Head of Legal Unit.

Presenting the award to Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa in her office, Bello said Nigerians in Saudi Arabia were happy with the dynamism she has brought to Diaspora affairs in Nigeria.

‘‘Nigerians living in Saudi Arabia expressed happiness with you through your supportive initiative to engage Nigerians in the diaspora and most especially Nigerians living in the kingdom of Saudi Arabia."

Bello joined a team of lawyers from the Ministry of Justice, Zamfara state Government,  Ministry of Foreign Affairs,  to facilitate the release of Mallam Ibrahim who went on Umrah but was implicated in a drug scandal and had been in prison for three years before he was discharged and acquitted of the charges.

Receiving the award in her office in Abuja, Dabiri-Erewa thanked the organisers of the award, saying it will motivate her and the commission to do more.

"This shows people can recognize our little efforts from here, we should do more for our brethren outside the shores of the country as they are making us proud," she said.

In attendance were head of units and departments of the commission to witness the award presentation.”



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