General news

Nigerians in Diaspora pledge to remain united, promote growth of fatherland



Nigerians in Diaspora pledge to remain united, promote growth of fatherland

By Fortune Abang

Nigerians of the Diaspora Organization-Americas (NIDOA) on Wednesday called on their compatriots to cover up their differences and unite to foster meaningful economic growth in their homeland.

Nigerians in the diaspora spoke during a conference call with the Nigeria News Agency in Abuja, against the backdrop of a reconciliation meeting between members of NIDOA and NIDO-US

The meeting resulted in a communique signed jointly by Dr. Eromonsele Idahosa, President of NIDOA-USA, Mr. Lee Kareem, Secretary General of NIDOA, Ms. Patience Key, Executive Director of NIDOA and Mr. Obed Monago, President of NIDOA.

Those who spoke praised the initiative of the meeting for marking a new turning point for Nigerians living abroad to be more patriotic in their relationships after three years.

Key said, “We are actually the organization that others are looking to see how we can form a formidable force on how to move our nation forward.

“The differences can affect our relationship and other businesses in Nigeria; from now on, we can work together to develop modalities to positively affect our homeland and stimulate its economic growth.

“Coming together will bring us more respect as NIDO, Nigerians and Nigeria in general. “

Idahosa for his part said, “There are a lot of things we could do to help the federal government achieve growth in the country, but accommodating the differences is not good.

“We had gone to court in America, and we just felt it was not good for our country and Nigerians, now that we have agreed to achieve a common cause, we are ready to play a vital role in uplifting Nigeria. “

Ms. Patience Key, Executive Director of NIDO-Americas.

NIDOA-USA public relations manager Dr Yinka Tella stressed that any group divided against itself cannot grow, saying reconciliation is likely to unite Nigerians at home and abroad.

According to him, 461,695 U.S. residents are of Nigerian descent based on the 2019 U.S. Community Report.

“Our desire is to continue to reconcile all of our differences at home and abroad, and to build our national economy collectively,” Tella said.

In a related vein, Dr Ezekiel Macham, former vice president of NIDOA-BoT, said bringing Nigerians together abroad was a dream come true, as part of efforts to develop the country.

“Unity means progress and what NIDOA is doing to bring our members together is a step in the right direction, to foster the rapid growth of our homeland.

“We will remain focused on achieving the goals, on making positive differences in all areas of our national economy and on presenting Nigeria as a people united in justice and fairness,” Macham said.

Ing. Obed Monago, NIDOA

Likewise, Mr. Obed Monago commended the government and the diplomatic community for their efforts to ensure that such steps are taken to strengthen unity among Nigerians.

“The meeting shows a high level of maturity among Nigerians and our gathering will bring collective benefit among Nigerians abroad to also contribute their quota to nation building,” said Monago.

Meanwhile, Professor Apollos Nwauwa, former Secretary General of NIDOA-USA, praised the meeting for raising hope on Nigeria’s path to greatness, instead of the 61st anniversary of independence.

Nwauwa said, “This is one of the best things that happens because if we are divided nothing can work, but with our union in unity our country will become economically strong.

“This is a great opportunity for us to find ways to achieve greater exploits for our homeland and this must be reflected in all aspects of our economy. “

The highlight of the meeting was their agreement to withdraw all lawsuits involving members of NIDOA-NIDOA USA from the courts, after proper consultation with their respective attorneys, among others.

Source: NAN

Short Link:


NNN: :is a Nigerian online news portal that publishes breaking news in Nigeria, and across the world. Our journalists are honest, fair, accurate, thorough and courageous in gathering, reporting and interpreting news in the best interest of the public, because truth is the cornerstone of journalism and they strive diligently to ascertain the truth in every news report. Contact: editor @

Recent Posts

CAS tasks troops on professionalism, discipline COVID-19: PSC issues revised international travel protocol into Nigeria World Food Day: Food waste, threat to food security – Minister NYSC tasks 5m ex-corps members on national unity Buhari congratulates newly elected NUJ Executives Hand washing can reduce infections by 50% – Minister Nigeria spends $300m annually on barite importation Agriculture lifts 4.2m Nigerians out of poverty in 2 years – Minister There is hope; Northeast is at turning point – UN Top 50 Women in African Businesses Revealed After Data-Driven Research Insurgency: There is hope, Northeast at a turning point– UN UNMISS and Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Welfare organize workshop in Juba on service delivery to communities Agric sector has lifted over 4.2m Nigerians out of poverty in 2 years – Minister Unlocking the potential of the African free trade area for rural women Bitcoin tops $60,000 on US fund approval hopes Nigerian Army to detonate expired explosives, alert Calabar residents High Commissioner of Seychelles accredited to the Republic of South Africa Shun violence, embrace peace, group advises Nigerians Nigerian govt to pay gratuities of 102 ex-Biafran soldiers – Magashi UNDP Africa Director calls for increased investment in new approach to accelerate Nigeria’s development Nigeria’s inflation rate drops to 16.63% – NBS EU military training mission in Mozambique to start operations APC state congress: Bauchi stakeholders reject Adamu Adamu’s anointed candidate TİKA Landscapes Tomb of Ottoman scholar Abu Bakr Effendi in Cape Town Nigerian Army buries Artillery School commandant in Abuja Arrest warrants issued for over 200 terrorism suspects in Turkey Hatch to Showcase Canada-Africa Solutions at Africa Accelerating 2021 Free movement of people a top priority, according to West African nations Italy not harassing law-abiding Nigerians – Unions Coronavirus: Peace Corps helps launch vaccination campaign in Mantasoa commune Eid-ul-Maulud: Nigerian govt declares Tuesday as public holiday Earned Allowances: Nigerian govt to pay varsity workers N22bn October ending – Ngige Nigerian govt flags-off distribution of Agric inputs to 7,386 Borno farmers Food ration cuts loom for those affected by crisis in northeast Nigeria as famine hits highest level in five years 9 out of 10 schools in Nigeria have no hand-washing facility for children – UNICEF Oyo Govt Set to Revoke contracts from 22 Firms COVID-19: 19 months after restriction, India reopens for foreign tourists Centre for Ethics rewards commissioner, others for Sterling performance Chinese yuan strengthens to 6.4386 against USD Friday Britain: Over 43,000 may have been given wrong COVID test results UK, Nigeria hold Sixth Ministerial Meeting for Economic Development Wema Bank Hosts High Net-worth Customers in Northern Nigeria, Reaffirms Commitment Teenager in court for alleged N2,000 phone robbery Douglas Ryder: Team Update Akeredolu backs constitutional roles for traditional rulers Valedictory Service: Follow footprints of remarkable predecessors — FCE (Technical) tasks graduating students Excellence NCPWD urges government, private organisations to consider employment of PWDs Lagos PDP state congress should be family affair – Spokesman UK Conservative MP David Amess stabbed ‘multiple times’ — News — – Nigeria and World News Farmers urged to embrace improved post-harvest storage technologies