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  •  The Nigerians In Diaspora Commission NiDCOM has said that citizens living abroad have been adjudged to be the most intelligent and the most educated in the U S and the UK Mrs Abike Dabiri the of NiDCOM said this on Wednesday in Abuja at a news conference to announce the 2022 Diaspora Day Celebration The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the celebration is scheduled to hold on July 25 The theme of the celebration is Diaspora Engagement in Global Challenging Times for National Development She said that development experts and diaspora enthusiasts across the world had posited that no nation in the world could grow without the contributions of its diasporas According to her diasporas have always been a blessing to their country To that end she said Nigerian diasporas have contributed immensely to the country s GDP The NiDCOM chairman said it was in recognition of that that the federal government dedicated a special day for the celebration of Nigerian diasporas It is a fact that Nigerian diasporas have the global exposure resources competences and skills as well as the passion and linkages to be a catalysts for national development It is a fact that in the United States alone the Nigerian diaspora community has been adjudged the most intelligent and most educated In the UK the smartest families are the Nigerians Former U S President Barack Obama once remarked that if you removed the Nigerian physicians the U S health system would collapse There is more than 5 000 Nigerian physicians in the U S That s why we need to engage them and celebrate them because they are our frontline ambassadors and best development partners she said She stated that 17 million Nigerians in diaspora contribute to national development and in 2021 Nigeria topped the list of Diaspora Home Remittance countries in sub Saharan Africa with 20 billion dollars Speaking Hon Susan Waya the Chairman Nigerians in Diaspora Organisation NIDO UK South also representing Europe said the diasporas had become a critical component of Nigeria Waya described the theme for this year s celebration as apt and timely given that it seeks to tackle the myriad of challenges currently threatening world peace and development She said that the more reason Nigerians is saddled with the obligation to individually and collectively rise to the occasion in the interest of survival and growth of our nation Waya added that Nigerians in Diaspora have great potential in terms of resources and expertise in various fields to contribute positively to the development of their fatherland What is required however is the creation of the necessary platform and environment to consolidate on the gains already being made It is heartwarming that NiDCOM successfully midwifed the launch of our nation s first National Diaspora Policy This step is an indication of government s interest in engaging the diaspora in promoting national development She urged the federal government to tackle insecurity This is because no development can thrive in an atmosphere of chaos and threat to the sanctity of lives and property of citizens she said NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Nigerian diasporas adjudged highly intelligent, educated – Dabiri-Erewa
     The Nigerians In Diaspora Commission NiDCOM has said that citizens living abroad have been adjudged to be the most intelligent and the most educated in the U S and the UK Mrs Abike Dabiri the of NiDCOM said this on Wednesday in Abuja at a news conference to announce the 2022 Diaspora Day Celebration The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the celebration is scheduled to hold on July 25 The theme of the celebration is Diaspora Engagement in Global Challenging Times for National Development She said that development experts and diaspora enthusiasts across the world had posited that no nation in the world could grow without the contributions of its diasporas According to her diasporas have always been a blessing to their country To that end she said Nigerian diasporas have contributed immensely to the country s GDP The NiDCOM chairman said it was in recognition of that that the federal government dedicated a special day for the celebration of Nigerian diasporas It is a fact that Nigerian diasporas have the global exposure resources competences and skills as well as the passion and linkages to be a catalysts for national development It is a fact that in the United States alone the Nigerian diaspora community has been adjudged the most intelligent and most educated In the UK the smartest families are the Nigerians Former U S President Barack Obama once remarked that if you removed the Nigerian physicians the U S health system would collapse There is more than 5 000 Nigerian physicians in the U S That s why we need to engage them and celebrate them because they are our frontline ambassadors and best development partners she said She stated that 17 million Nigerians in diaspora contribute to national development and in 2021 Nigeria topped the list of Diaspora Home Remittance countries in sub Saharan Africa with 20 billion dollars Speaking Hon Susan Waya the Chairman Nigerians in Diaspora Organisation NIDO UK South also representing Europe said the diasporas had become a critical component of Nigeria Waya described the theme for this year s celebration as apt and timely given that it seeks to tackle the myriad of challenges currently threatening world peace and development She said that the more reason Nigerians is saddled with the obligation to individually and collectively rise to the occasion in the interest of survival and growth of our nation Waya added that Nigerians in Diaspora have great potential in terms of resources and expertise in various fields to contribute positively to the development of their fatherland What is required however is the creation of the necessary platform and environment to consolidate on the gains already being made It is heartwarming that NiDCOM successfully midwifed the launch of our nation s first National Diaspora Policy This step is an indication of government s interest in engaging the diaspora in promoting national development She urged the federal government to tackle insecurity This is because no development can thrive in an atmosphere of chaos and threat to the sanctity of lives and property of citizens she said NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Nigerian diasporas adjudged highly intelligent, educated – Dabiri-Erewa
    Foreign5 months ago

    Nigerian diasporas adjudged highly intelligent, educated – Dabiri-Erewa

    The Nigerians In Diaspora Commission (NiDCOM), has said that citizens living abroad have been adjudged to be the most intelligent and the most educated in the U.S. and the UK Mrs Abike Dabiri, the of NiDCOM said this on Wednesday in Abuja, at a news conference to announce the 2022 Diaspora Day Celebration.

    The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the celebration is scheduled to hold on July 25.

    The theme of the celebration is: “Diaspora Engagement in Global Challenging Times for National Development’’.

    She said that development experts and diaspora enthusiasts across the world had posited that no nation in the world could grow without the contributions of its diasporas.

    According to her, diasporas have always been a blessing to their country.

    To that end, she said, Nigerian “diasporas have contributed immensely to the country’s GDP.” The NiDCOM chairman said it was in recognition of that that the federal government dedicated a special day for the celebration of Nigerian diasporas.

    “It is a fact that Nigerian diasporas have the global exposure, resources, competences, and skills as well as the passion and linkages to be a catalysts for national development.

    “It is a fact that in the United States alone, the Nigerian diaspora community has been adjudged the most intelligent and most educated.

    “In the UK the smartest families are the Nigerians.

    Former U.S. President Barack Obama once remarked that, if you removed the Nigerian physicians, the U.S. health system would collapse.

    “There is more than 5,000 Nigerian physicians in the U.S. ` `That’s why we need to engage them and celebrate them because they are our frontline ambassadors and best development partners,’’ she said.

    She stated that 17 million Nigerians in diaspora contribute to national development and in 2021 Nigeria topped the list of Diaspora Home Remittance countries in sub-Saharan Africa with 20 billion dollars.

    Speaking, Hon.

    Susan Waya, the Chairman Nigerians in Diaspora Organisation (NIDO) UK-South (also representing Europe), said the diasporas had become a critical component of Nigeria.

    Waya described the theme for this year’s celebration as apt and timely given that it seeks to tackle the myriad of challenges currently threatening world peace and development.

    She said that the more reason Nigerians is saddled with the obligation to individually and collectively rise to the occasion in the interest of survival and growth of our nation.

    Waya added that Nigerians in Diaspora have great potential in terms of resources and expertise in various fields to contribute positively to the development of their fatherland.

    “What is required however is the creation of the necessary platform and environment to consolidate on the gains already being made.

    “It is heartwarming that NiDCOM successfully midwifed the launch of our nation’s first National Diaspora Policy.

    “This step is an indication of government’s interest in engaging the diaspora in promoting national development.

    She urged the federal government to tackle insecurity.

    “This is because no development can thrive in an atmosphere of chaos and threat to the sanctity of lives and property of citizens,” she said.

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    NewsSourceCredit: NAN

  •  The Federal Government says it is hosting a maiden global conference on Tourism and Creative Industry to project Nigeria s image as a safe and desirable destination for leisure and business The Minister of Information and Culture Alhaji Lai Mohammed stated this on Wednesday in Abuja at the inauguration of the Planning Committee for the conference The United Nations World Tourism Organisation UNWTO granted Nigeria the hosting right for the inaugural edition of the Global Conference during the 64th meeting of the UNWTO Commission for Africa in Cape Verde in 2021 The News Agency of Nigeria reports the theme of the conference is Linking Tourism Culture and the Creative Industries Pathways to Recovery and Inclusive Development The conference is scheduled to take place at the National Theatre Complex Iganmu Lagos under reconstruction from Nov 14 to16 The minister said in addition to the socio economic benefits of hosting the conference it would provide the opportunity to showcase Nigeria s tourism culture and creative assets He said the conference would also help Nigeria to consolidate its relationship with the UNWTO and its member states Mohammed said the conference would help in the restart of travel and tourism in a safe and seamless manner after the unprecedented impact of the Covid 19 pandemic which resulted in a near collapse of the sector He added that the conference would help the country to generate foreign exchange and create direct and indirect jobs as well as opportunities for training of public and private sector tourism officials He said the conference would afford participants to interact and exchange ideas and best practices with key industry players The minister said Nigeria was given the right in recognition of the country s rising profile in tourism culture and the creative industries not just in Africa but around the world The creative industries which include arts and crafts design fashion film video photography music and performing arts have taken a central role in Nigeria and boosted our tourism The Nigeria film industry popularly known as Nollywood has become a globally recognised brand and the third largest movie industry in the world after Hollywood and Bollywood Our music industry just like its movie counterpart has also taken the world by storm while our fashion industry is so huge that it is bigger than the movie and the music industries combined he said He added that the granting of the hosting right was a clear demonstration of the confidence of the UNWTO and its member states in the country s capacity to deliver The minister recalled that Nigeria successfully hosted the meeting of the UNWTO s Commission for Africa four times in 2002 2008 2012 and 2018 Speaking on the objectives of the conference the minister said it would promote innovative policies and harness the symbiotic potential of cultural tourism and the creative industries He said it would provide networking opportunities for key industry players practitioners as well as public and private sector policy makers He said the conference would help to identify investment avenues and mobilisation of human and financial resources to boost recovery Mohammed said those expected to attend the conference were Ministers and officials from Tourism Culture and Arts Ministries of UNWTO member states He said the UNWTO top executives and officials invited international organizations National Tourism and Culture Organizations Destination Management Organisations would also attend He added that representatives of the creative economy i e advertising architecture arts and crafts design fashion film video photography and music would also attend the conference Others are the media performing arts publishing research and development software computer games electronic publishing and Mohammed noted that the inauguration of the 24 member planning committee had kick started the preparation for the hosting of the global conference He said though the task ahead was enormous with the quality of membership of the committee Nigeria would host a world class conference The minister said the committee to be chaired by himself would have the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry as the Deputy Chairman Other members are Ace comedian Alli Baba Representatives of the Central Bank of Nigeria Lagos State Bankers Committee and Cappa amp D Alberto Also included are Mrs Abike Dabiri Erewa Executive Chairman Nigerian Diaspora Commission Mr Demola Seriki Nigeria s Ambassador to Spain and Mr Nasir Aminu of Ministry of Foreign Affairs Mr Segun Adeyemi and Mr Williams Adeleye both Special Assistants to the President Office of the Minister of Information and Culture Mr Bayo Omoboriowo Personal Photographer to Mr President are among the organisers The minister said the Planning Committee would be assisted by eleven sub committees to execute a successful event with professional inputs Source NAN
    Why Nigeria is hosting global tourism conference – FG
     The Federal Government says it is hosting a maiden global conference on Tourism and Creative Industry to project Nigeria s image as a safe and desirable destination for leisure and business The Minister of Information and Culture Alhaji Lai Mohammed stated this on Wednesday in Abuja at the inauguration of the Planning Committee for the conference The United Nations World Tourism Organisation UNWTO granted Nigeria the hosting right for the inaugural edition of the Global Conference during the 64th meeting of the UNWTO Commission for Africa in Cape Verde in 2021 The News Agency of Nigeria reports the theme of the conference is Linking Tourism Culture and the Creative Industries Pathways to Recovery and Inclusive Development The conference is scheduled to take place at the National Theatre Complex Iganmu Lagos under reconstruction from Nov 14 to16 The minister said in addition to the socio economic benefits of hosting the conference it would provide the opportunity to showcase Nigeria s tourism culture and creative assets He said the conference would also help Nigeria to consolidate its relationship with the UNWTO and its member states Mohammed said the conference would help in the restart of travel and tourism in a safe and seamless manner after the unprecedented impact of the Covid 19 pandemic which resulted in a near collapse of the sector He added that the conference would help the country to generate foreign exchange and create direct and indirect jobs as well as opportunities for training of public and private sector tourism officials He said the conference would afford participants to interact and exchange ideas and best practices with key industry players The minister said Nigeria was given the right in recognition of the country s rising profile in tourism culture and the creative industries not just in Africa but around the world The creative industries which include arts and crafts design fashion film video photography music and performing arts have taken a central role in Nigeria and boosted our tourism The Nigeria film industry popularly known as Nollywood has become a globally recognised brand and the third largest movie industry in the world after Hollywood and Bollywood Our music industry just like its movie counterpart has also taken the world by storm while our fashion industry is so huge that it is bigger than the movie and the music industries combined he said He added that the granting of the hosting right was a clear demonstration of the confidence of the UNWTO and its member states in the country s capacity to deliver The minister recalled that Nigeria successfully hosted the meeting of the UNWTO s Commission for Africa four times in 2002 2008 2012 and 2018 Speaking on the objectives of the conference the minister said it would promote innovative policies and harness the symbiotic potential of cultural tourism and the creative industries He said it would provide networking opportunities for key industry players practitioners as well as public and private sector policy makers He said the conference would help to identify investment avenues and mobilisation of human and financial resources to boost recovery Mohammed said those expected to attend the conference were Ministers and officials from Tourism Culture and Arts Ministries of UNWTO member states He said the UNWTO top executives and officials invited international organizations National Tourism and Culture Organizations Destination Management Organisations would also attend He added that representatives of the creative economy i e advertising architecture arts and crafts design fashion film video photography and music would also attend the conference Others are the media performing arts publishing research and development software computer games electronic publishing and Mohammed noted that the inauguration of the 24 member planning committee had kick started the preparation for the hosting of the global conference He said though the task ahead was enormous with the quality of membership of the committee Nigeria would host a world class conference The minister said the committee to be chaired by himself would have the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry as the Deputy Chairman Other members are Ace comedian Alli Baba Representatives of the Central Bank of Nigeria Lagos State Bankers Committee and Cappa amp D Alberto Also included are Mrs Abike Dabiri Erewa Executive Chairman Nigerian Diaspora Commission Mr Demola Seriki Nigeria s Ambassador to Spain and Mr Nasir Aminu of Ministry of Foreign Affairs Mr Segun Adeyemi and Mr Williams Adeleye both Special Assistants to the President Office of the Minister of Information and Culture Mr Bayo Omoboriowo Personal Photographer to Mr President are among the organisers The minister said the Planning Committee would be assisted by eleven sub committees to execute a successful event with professional inputs Source NAN
    Why Nigeria is hosting global tourism conference – FG
    General news6 months ago

    Why Nigeria is hosting global tourism conference – FG

    The Federal Government says it is hosting a maiden global conference on Tourism and Creative Industry to project Nigeria’s image as a safe and desirable destination for leisure and business.The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, stated this on Wednesday in Abuja at the inauguration of the Planning Committee for the conference.The United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) granted Nigeria the hosting right for the inaugural edition of the Global Conference during the 64th meeting of the UNWTO Commission for Africa in Cape Verde in 2021.The News Agency of Nigeria reports the theme of the conference is, “Linking Tourism, Culture and the Creative Industries: Pathways to Recovery and Inclusive Development”.The conference is scheduled to take place at the National Theatre Complex, Iganmu, Lagos, under reconstruction,  from Nov. 14 to16.The minister said in addition to the socio-economic benefits of hosting the conference, it would provide the opportunity to showcase Nigeria’s tourism, culture and creative assets.He said the conference would also help Nigeria to consolidate its relationship with the UNWTO and its member states.Mohammed said the conference would help in the restart of travel and tourism in a safe and seamless manner after the unprecedented impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, which resulted in a near collapse of the sector.He added that the conference would help the country to generate foreign exchange and create direct and indirect jobs as well as opportunities for training of public and private sector tourism officials.He said the conference would afford participants to interact and exchange ideas and best practices with key industry players.The minister said Nigeria was given the right in recognition of the country’s rising profile in tourism, culture and the creative industries, not just in Africa but around the world.“The creative industries, which include arts and crafts, design, fashion, film, video, photography, music and performing arts, have taken a central role in Nigeria and boosted our tourism.“The Nigeria film industry, popularly known as Nollywood, has become a globally-recognised brand and the third largest movie industry in the world after Hollywood and Bollywood.“Our music industry, just like its movie counterpart, has also taken the world by storm, while our fashion industry is so huge that it is bigger than the movie and the music industries combined,” he said.He added that the granting of the hosting right was a clear demonstration of the confidence of the UNWTO and its member states in the country’s capacity to deliver.The minister recalled that Nigeria successfully hosted the meeting of the UNWTO’s Commission for Africa four times; in 2002, 2008, 2012 and 2018.Speaking on the objectives of the conference, the minister said it would promote innovative policies and harness the symbiotic potential of cultural tourism and the creative industries.He said it would provide networking opportunities for key industry players, practitioners as well as public and private sector policy makers.He said the conference would help to identify investment avenues and mobilisation of human and financial resources to boost recovery.Mohammed said those expected to attend the conference were Ministers and officials from Tourism, Culture and Arts Ministries of UNWTO member states.He said the UNWTO top executives and officials, invited international organizations, National Tourism and Culture Organizations, Destination Management Organisations would also attend.He  added that representatives of the creative economy i.e. advertising, architecture, arts and crafts, design, fashion, film, video, photography and music would also attend the conference.Others are the media, performing arts, publishing, research and development, software, computer games, electronic publishing, and .Mohammed noted that the inauguration of the 24-member planning committee had kick-started the preparation for the hosting of the global conference.He said though the task ahead was enormous, with the quality of membership of the committee, Nigeria would host a world class conference.The minister said the committee, to be chaired by himself,  would have the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry as the Deputy Chairman.Other members are Ace comedian, Alli Baba,  Representatives of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Lagos State, Bankers’ Committee; and Cappa & D’AlbertoAlso included  are Mrs Abike Dabiri Erewa – Executive Chairman, Nigerian Diaspora Commission; Mr Demola Seriki, Nigeria’s Ambassador to Spain; and Mr. Nasir Aminu of Ministry of Foreign Affairs.Mr. Segun Adeyemi and Mr Williams Adeleye, both Special Assistants to the President, Office of the Minister of Information and Culture; Mr. Bayo Omoboriowo, Personal Photographer to Mr. President, are among the organisers.The minister said the Planning Committee would be assisted by eleven sub-committees to execute a successful event with professional inputs.

    Source: NAN

  •   The Organization of Nigerians in the Diaspora Europe NIDO Europe Italy Chapter says that around 1 5 million of its 3 million registered members in Italy are affected by the shortage of Nigerian passports George Omo Iduhon president of the chapter said this in an interview with the Nigerian News Agency NAN on Monday while reflecting on NIDOE s activities in Europe and Italy NAN reports that NIDOE is recognized as the official platform through which Nigerians in the Diaspora can channel their development efforts in Nigeria NIDOE partners with the Nigerian community professional organizations and public and private companies in specific areas such as Foreign Direct Investments FDI Professional Networks Stakeholder Advocacy Medical Missions Educational Support and Skills Transfer to Nigeria According to Mr Omo Iduhon there are more Nigerians in Italy than in other European countries and the registered Nigerians according to the database are 3 million in addition to the undocumented One of the main problems facing Nigerians living in Italy is the shortage of Nigerian passports that can help facilitate their movement and work permit The Nigerian government should help address this persistent problem because Italy serves as a gateway to other countries in Europe especially for Nigerians Approximately 1 5 million Nigerians in Italy do not have passports even some of those who have been accepted by the Italian government have not received Nigerian passports which makes it difficult for them to work he said Mr Omo Iduhon added that the supply of 500 passport brochures to the Nigerian embassy in Italy was extremely inadequate to cater for the number of Nigerians residing in Italy Using the same exchange formula for all counties in Europe cannot work in Italy where we have more Nigerians We appeal to the relevant government agencies and our kind Interior Minister Rauf Aregbesola to help us address this problem NIDCOM President Abike Dabiri has also been very helpful to us he said Omo Iduhon told NAN that the body underwent a regime change in July after an election adding that the new administration is poised to improve the welfare of Nigerians in Italy We have just held our elections in July this year the first thing that we have proposed as a team is the improvement of the well being of Nigerians in Italy This is a primary concern for us We are also in contact with the Nigerian embassy in Italy to get them to do the right thing at the right time and more importantly our mandate to bring investors from Italy to Nigeria he said He said the organization was committed to growing Nigeria s economy adding that members should do everything they can to go home and build Nigeria According to him most Nigerians in Italy have legitimate businesses and Italians have been excellent hosts for them YAYA
    Passport scarcity hits 1.5 million Nigerians in Italy
      The Organization of Nigerians in the Diaspora Europe NIDO Europe Italy Chapter says that around 1 5 million of its 3 million registered members in Italy are affected by the shortage of Nigerian passports George Omo Iduhon president of the chapter said this in an interview with the Nigerian News Agency NAN on Monday while reflecting on NIDOE s activities in Europe and Italy NAN reports that NIDOE is recognized as the official platform through which Nigerians in the Diaspora can channel their development efforts in Nigeria NIDOE partners with the Nigerian community professional organizations and public and private companies in specific areas such as Foreign Direct Investments FDI Professional Networks Stakeholder Advocacy Medical Missions Educational Support and Skills Transfer to Nigeria According to Mr Omo Iduhon there are more Nigerians in Italy than in other European countries and the registered Nigerians according to the database are 3 million in addition to the undocumented One of the main problems facing Nigerians living in Italy is the shortage of Nigerian passports that can help facilitate their movement and work permit The Nigerian government should help address this persistent problem because Italy serves as a gateway to other countries in Europe especially for Nigerians Approximately 1 5 million Nigerians in Italy do not have passports even some of those who have been accepted by the Italian government have not received Nigerian passports which makes it difficult for them to work he said Mr Omo Iduhon added that the supply of 500 passport brochures to the Nigerian embassy in Italy was extremely inadequate to cater for the number of Nigerians residing in Italy Using the same exchange formula for all counties in Europe cannot work in Italy where we have more Nigerians We appeal to the relevant government agencies and our kind Interior Minister Rauf Aregbesola to help us address this problem NIDCOM President Abike Dabiri has also been very helpful to us he said Omo Iduhon told NAN that the body underwent a regime change in July after an election adding that the new administration is poised to improve the welfare of Nigerians in Italy We have just held our elections in July this year the first thing that we have proposed as a team is the improvement of the well being of Nigerians in Italy This is a primary concern for us We are also in contact with the Nigerian embassy in Italy to get them to do the right thing at the right time and more importantly our mandate to bring investors from Italy to Nigeria he said He said the organization was committed to growing Nigeria s economy adding that members should do everything they can to go home and build Nigeria According to him most Nigerians in Italy have legitimate businesses and Italians have been excellent hosts for them YAYA
    Passport scarcity hits 1.5 million Nigerians in Italy
    Headlines11 months ago

    Passport scarcity hits 1.5 million Nigerians in Italy

    The Organization of Nigerians in the Diaspora, Europe, NIDO-Europe, Italy Chapter, says that around 1.5 million of its 3 million registered members in Italy are affected by the shortage of Nigerian passports.

    George Omo-Iduhon, president of the chapter, said this in an interview with the Nigerian News Agency (NAN) on Monday while reflecting on NIDOE's activities in Europe and Italy.

    NAN reports that NIDOE is recognized as the official platform through which Nigerians in the Diaspora can channel their development efforts in Nigeria.

    NIDOE partners with the Nigerian community, professional organizations, and public and private companies in specific areas such as Foreign Direct Investments, FDI, Professional Networks, Stakeholder Advocacy, Medical Missions, Educational Support, and Skills Transfer to Nigeria.

    According to Mr. Omo-Iduhon, there are more Nigerians in Italy than in other European countries and the registered Nigerians according to the database are 3 million in addition to the undocumented.

    “One of the main problems facing Nigerians living in Italy is the shortage of Nigerian passports that can help facilitate their movement and work permit.

    “The Nigerian government should help address this persistent problem because Italy serves as a gateway to other countries in Europe, especially for Nigerians.

    "Approximately 1.5 million Nigerians in Italy do not have passports, even some of those who have been accepted by the Italian government have not received Nigerian passports, which makes it difficult for them to work," he said.

    Mr. Omo-Iduhon added that the supply of 500 passport brochures to the Nigerian embassy in Italy was extremely inadequate to cater for the number of Nigerians residing in Italy.

    “Using the same exchange formula for all counties in Europe cannot work in Italy, where we have more Nigerians.

    “We appeal to the relevant government agencies and our kind Interior Minister, Rauf Aregbesola, to help us address this problem.

    "NIDCOM President Abike Dabiri has also been very helpful to us," he said.

    Omo-Iduhon told NAN that the body underwent a regime change in July after an election, adding that the new administration is poised to improve the welfare of Nigerians in Italy.

    “We have just held our elections in July this year, the first thing that we have proposed as a team is the improvement of the well-being of Nigerians in Italy. This is a primary concern for us.

    "We are also in contact with the Nigerian embassy in Italy to get them to do the right thing at the right time and, more importantly, our mandate to bring investors from Italy to Nigeria," he said.

    He said the organization was committed to growing Nigeria's economy, adding that members should do everything they can to go home and build Nigeria.

    According to him, most Nigerians in Italy have legitimate businesses and Italians have been excellent hosts for them.

    YAYA

  •   Mr George Omo Iduhon President of the Organization of Nigerians in the Diaspora in Europe NIDOE Italy Chapter said that more than 1 5 million registered Nigerians urgently needed a Nigerian passport Omo Iduhon stated this in an interview with the Nigerian News Agency in Lagos on Saturday while reflecting on NIDOE s activities in Europe reports that NIDOE is the European arm of a global Nigerian diaspora network established in 2000 by Olusegun Obasanjo NIDOE is based in London where it serves 21 regional chapters Omo Iduhon said that out of roughly 3 million Nigerians registered in Italy 1 5 million of them needed passports which had prevented them from returning home or getting work One of the problems we face as Nigerians living in Italy is the acute shortage of Nigerian passports Most of the time we go to the embassy to address the issue What we usually get in response is a shortage of brochures and backlogs The government should help address this problem because Italy serves as a gateway to other countries in Europe especially for Nigerians Most Nigerians prefer to have their political asylum in Italy In Italy we have more Nigerians than in other European countries Nigerians registered according to the database are three million apart from the undocumented Approximately 1 5 million Nigerians in Italy do not have passports even some of those who have been accepted have not received a passport which makes it difficult for them to work he said The president said that the supply of 500 passport brochures to the Nigerian embassy in Italy was extremely inadequate to cater for the number of citizens in need The number of brochures assigned to the embassy in Italy which is 500 is insignificant for the number of applicants even giving Italy 20 000 brochures in a month may not be distributed Using the same exchange formula for all European countries cannot work in Italy where we have more Nigerian residents We cannot compare ourselves to Sweden with fewer Nigerian residents We appeal to the relevant government agencies and our kind Minister of the Interior Alhaji Rauf Aregbesola to help us address this problem The president of NIDCOM Mrs Abike Dabiri has also tried for us he said Omo Iduhon said the body had a leadership change in July 2021 after an election adding that the new administration was poised to improve the welfare of Nigerians We have just held our elections in July this year the first thing we have proposed as a team is to improve the well being of Nigerians in Italy This is of the utmost importance to us We are also in contact with the Nigerian embassy in Italy to do the right thing at the right time and more importantly our mandate to bring investors from Italy to Nigeria We need to grow the Nigerian economy a mission that Obasanjo is set on to help drive development he added NIDOE is recognized as an official platform through which Nigerians in the diaspora their community organization and corporate entities can channel their development efforts towards Nigeria The organization partners with the Nigerian community professional organizations and public and private companies in specific areas such as Foreign Direct Investment professional networks stakeholder advocacy medical missions educational support and skills transfer to Nigeria Source NAN
    1.5m Nigerians in Italy need passport – NIDOE
      Mr George Omo Iduhon President of the Organization of Nigerians in the Diaspora in Europe NIDOE Italy Chapter said that more than 1 5 million registered Nigerians urgently needed a Nigerian passport Omo Iduhon stated this in an interview with the Nigerian News Agency in Lagos on Saturday while reflecting on NIDOE s activities in Europe reports that NIDOE is the European arm of a global Nigerian diaspora network established in 2000 by Olusegun Obasanjo NIDOE is based in London where it serves 21 regional chapters Omo Iduhon said that out of roughly 3 million Nigerians registered in Italy 1 5 million of them needed passports which had prevented them from returning home or getting work One of the problems we face as Nigerians living in Italy is the acute shortage of Nigerian passports Most of the time we go to the embassy to address the issue What we usually get in response is a shortage of brochures and backlogs The government should help address this problem because Italy serves as a gateway to other countries in Europe especially for Nigerians Most Nigerians prefer to have their political asylum in Italy In Italy we have more Nigerians than in other European countries Nigerians registered according to the database are three million apart from the undocumented Approximately 1 5 million Nigerians in Italy do not have passports even some of those who have been accepted have not received a passport which makes it difficult for them to work he said The president said that the supply of 500 passport brochures to the Nigerian embassy in Italy was extremely inadequate to cater for the number of citizens in need The number of brochures assigned to the embassy in Italy which is 500 is insignificant for the number of applicants even giving Italy 20 000 brochures in a month may not be distributed Using the same exchange formula for all European countries cannot work in Italy where we have more Nigerian residents We cannot compare ourselves to Sweden with fewer Nigerian residents We appeal to the relevant government agencies and our kind Minister of the Interior Alhaji Rauf Aregbesola to help us address this problem The president of NIDCOM Mrs Abike Dabiri has also tried for us he said Omo Iduhon said the body had a leadership change in July 2021 after an election adding that the new administration was poised to improve the welfare of Nigerians We have just held our elections in July this year the first thing we have proposed as a team is to improve the well being of Nigerians in Italy This is of the utmost importance to us We are also in contact with the Nigerian embassy in Italy to do the right thing at the right time and more importantly our mandate to bring investors from Italy to Nigeria We need to grow the Nigerian economy a mission that Obasanjo is set on to help drive development he added NIDOE is recognized as an official platform through which Nigerians in the diaspora their community organization and corporate entities can channel their development efforts towards Nigeria The organization partners with the Nigerian community professional organizations and public and private companies in specific areas such as Foreign Direct Investment professional networks stakeholder advocacy medical missions educational support and skills transfer to Nigeria Source NAN
    1.5m Nigerians in Italy need passport – NIDOE
    General news12 months ago

    1.5m Nigerians in Italy need passport – NIDOE

    Mr. George Omo-Iduhon, President of the Organization of Nigerians in the Diaspora in Europe (NIDOE), Italy Chapter, said that more than 1.5 million registered Nigerians urgently needed a Nigerian passport.

    Omo-Iduhon stated this in an interview with the Nigerian News Agency in Lagos on Saturday while reflecting on NIDOE's activities in Europe.

    reports that NIDOE is the European arm of a global Nigerian diaspora network, established in 2000 by Olusegun Obasanjo.

    NIDOE is based in London, where it serves 21 regional chapters.

    Omo-Iduhon said that out of roughly 3 million Nigerians registered in Italy, 1.5 million of them needed passports, which had prevented them from returning home or getting work.

    “One of the problems we face as Nigerians living in Italy is the acute shortage of Nigerian passports. Most of the time, we go to the embassy to address the issue.

    “What we usually get in response is a shortage of brochures and backlogs. The government should help address this problem because Italy serves as a gateway to other countries in Europe, especially for Nigerians.

    “Most Nigerians prefer to have their political asylum in Italy. In Italy, we have more Nigerians than in other European countries; Nigerians registered according to the database are three million apart from the undocumented.

    "Approximately 1.5 million Nigerians in Italy do not have passports, even some of those who have been accepted have not received a passport, which makes it difficult for them to work," he said.

    The president said that the supply of 500 passport brochures to the Nigerian embassy in Italy was extremely inadequate to cater for the number of citizens in need.

    “The number of brochures assigned to the embassy in Italy, which is 500, is insignificant for the number of applicants; even giving Italy 20,000 brochures in a month may not be distributed.

    “Using the same exchange formula for all European countries cannot work in Italy, where we have more Nigerian residents. We cannot compare ourselves to Sweden with fewer Nigerian residents.

    “We appeal to the relevant government agencies and our kind Minister of the Interior, Alhaji Rauf Aregbesola, to help us address this problem.

    "The president of NIDCOM, Mrs. Abike Dabiri, has also tried for us," he said.

    Omo-Iduhon said the body had a leadership change in July 2021, after an election, adding that the new administration was poised to improve the welfare of Nigerians.

    “We have just held our elections in July this year, the first thing we have proposed as a team is to improve the well-being of Nigerians in Italy. This is of the utmost importance to us.

    “We are also in contact with the Nigerian embassy in Italy to do the right thing at the right time and, more importantly, our mandate to bring investors from Italy to Nigeria.

    "We need to grow the Nigerian economy, a mission that Obasanjo is set on to help drive development," he added.

    NIDOE is recognized as an official platform through which Nigerians in the diaspora, their community, organization and corporate entities can channel their development efforts towards Nigeria.

    The organization partners with the Nigerian community, professional organizations, and public and private companies in specific areas such as Foreign Direct Investment, professional networks, stakeholder advocacy, medical missions, educational support, and skills transfer to Nigeria.

    Source: NAN

  •   George Omo Iduhon President of the Organization of Nigerians in the Diaspora of Europe NIDOE Italy Chapter said that more than 1 5 million registered Nigerians urgently needed Nigerian passports Mr Omo Iduhon stated this in an interview with the Nigerian News Agency in Lagos on Saturday while reflecting on NIDOE s activities in Europe NAN reports that NIDOE is the European arm of a global Nigerian diaspora network established in 2000 by former President Olusegun Obasanjo NIDOE is based in London where it serves 21 regional chapters Omo Iduhon said that of roughly 3 million Nigerians registered in Italy 1 5 million of them needed passports which had prevented them from returning home or getting work One of the problems we face as Nigerians living in Italy is the acute shortage of Nigerian passports Most of the time we go to the embassy to address the issue What we usually get in response is a shortage of brochures and backlogs The government should help address this problem because Italy serves as a gateway to other countries in Europe especially for Nigerians Most Nigerians prefer to have their political asylum in Italy In Italy we have more Nigerians than in other European countries Nigerians registered according to the database are three million apart from the undocumented About 1 5 million Nigerians in Italy do not have passports even some of those who have been accepted by the Italian government have not received passports which makes it difficult for them to work he said The president said that the supply of 500 passport brochures to the Nigerian embassy in Italy was extremely inadequate to cater for the number of citizens in need The number of brochures assigned to the embassy in Italy which is 500 is insignificant for the number of applicants even giving Italy 20 000 brochures in a month may not be distributed Using the same exchange formula for all European countries cannot work in Italy where we have more Nigerian residents We cannot compare ourselves to Sweden with fewer Nigerian residents We appeal to the relevant government agencies and our kind Minister of the Interior Alhaji Rauf Aregbesola to help us address this problem The president of NIDCOM Mrs Abike Dabiri has also tried for us he said Omo Iduhon said the body had a leadership change in July 2021 after an election adding that the new administration was poised to improve the welfare of Nigerians We have just held our elections in July this year the first thing we have proposed as a team is to improve the well being of Nigerians in Italy This is of the utmost importance to us We are also in contact with the Nigerian embassy in Italy to do the right thing at the right time and more importantly our mandate to bring investors from Italy to Nigeria We need to grow Nigeria s economy a mission that former President Obasanjo set us up to help in the development drive he added NIDOE is recognized as an official platform through which Nigerians in the diaspora their community organization and corporate entities can channel their development efforts towards Nigeria The organization partners with the Nigerian community professional organizations and public and private companies in specific areas such as Foreign Direct Investment professional networks stakeholder advocacy medical missions educational support and skills transfer to Nigeria YAYA
    1.5 million Nigerians in Italy need passport – Diaspora organisation
      George Omo Iduhon President of the Organization of Nigerians in the Diaspora of Europe NIDOE Italy Chapter said that more than 1 5 million registered Nigerians urgently needed Nigerian passports Mr Omo Iduhon stated this in an interview with the Nigerian News Agency in Lagos on Saturday while reflecting on NIDOE s activities in Europe NAN reports that NIDOE is the European arm of a global Nigerian diaspora network established in 2000 by former President Olusegun Obasanjo NIDOE is based in London where it serves 21 regional chapters Omo Iduhon said that of roughly 3 million Nigerians registered in Italy 1 5 million of them needed passports which had prevented them from returning home or getting work One of the problems we face as Nigerians living in Italy is the acute shortage of Nigerian passports Most of the time we go to the embassy to address the issue What we usually get in response is a shortage of brochures and backlogs The government should help address this problem because Italy serves as a gateway to other countries in Europe especially for Nigerians Most Nigerians prefer to have their political asylum in Italy In Italy we have more Nigerians than in other European countries Nigerians registered according to the database are three million apart from the undocumented About 1 5 million Nigerians in Italy do not have passports even some of those who have been accepted by the Italian government have not received passports which makes it difficult for them to work he said The president said that the supply of 500 passport brochures to the Nigerian embassy in Italy was extremely inadequate to cater for the number of citizens in need The number of brochures assigned to the embassy in Italy which is 500 is insignificant for the number of applicants even giving Italy 20 000 brochures in a month may not be distributed Using the same exchange formula for all European countries cannot work in Italy where we have more Nigerian residents We cannot compare ourselves to Sweden with fewer Nigerian residents We appeal to the relevant government agencies and our kind Minister of the Interior Alhaji Rauf Aregbesola to help us address this problem The president of NIDCOM Mrs Abike Dabiri has also tried for us he said Omo Iduhon said the body had a leadership change in July 2021 after an election adding that the new administration was poised to improve the welfare of Nigerians We have just held our elections in July this year the first thing we have proposed as a team is to improve the well being of Nigerians in Italy This is of the utmost importance to us We are also in contact with the Nigerian embassy in Italy to do the right thing at the right time and more importantly our mandate to bring investors from Italy to Nigeria We need to grow Nigeria s economy a mission that former President Obasanjo set us up to help in the development drive he added NIDOE is recognized as an official platform through which Nigerians in the diaspora their community organization and corporate entities can channel their development efforts towards Nigeria The organization partners with the Nigerian community professional organizations and public and private companies in specific areas such as Foreign Direct Investment professional networks stakeholder advocacy medical missions educational support and skills transfer to Nigeria YAYA
    1.5 million Nigerians in Italy need passport – Diaspora organisation
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    1.5 million Nigerians in Italy need passport – Diaspora organisation

    George Omo-Iduhon, President of the Organization of Nigerians in the Diaspora of Europe, NIDOE, Italy Chapter, said that more than 1.5 million registered Nigerians urgently needed Nigerian passports.

    Mr. Omo-Iduhon stated this in an interview with the Nigerian News Agency in Lagos on Saturday while reflecting on NIDOE's activities in Europe.

    NAN reports that NIDOE is the European arm of a global Nigerian diaspora network, established in 2000 by former President Olusegun Obasanjo.

    NIDOE is based in London, where it serves 21 regional chapters.

    Omo-Iduhon said that of roughly 3 million Nigerians registered in Italy, 1.5 million of them needed passports, which had prevented them from returning home or getting work.

    “One of the problems we face as Nigerians living in Italy is the acute shortage of Nigerian passports. Most of the time, we go to the embassy to address the issue.

    “What we usually get in response is a shortage of brochures and backlogs. The government should help address this problem because Italy serves as a gateway to other countries in Europe, especially for Nigerians.

    “Most Nigerians prefer to have their political asylum in Italy. In Italy, we have more Nigerians than in other European countries; Nigerians registered according to the database are three million apart from the undocumented.

    "About 1.5 million Nigerians in Italy do not have passports, even some of those who have been accepted by the Italian government have not received passports, which makes it difficult for them to work," he said.

    The president said that the supply of 500 passport brochures to the Nigerian embassy in Italy was extremely inadequate to cater for the number of citizens in need.

    “The number of brochures assigned to the embassy in Italy, which is 500, is insignificant for the number of applicants; even giving Italy 20,000 brochures in a month may not be distributed.

    “Using the same exchange formula for all European countries cannot work in Italy, where we have more Nigerian residents. We cannot compare ourselves to Sweden with fewer Nigerian residents.

    “We appeal to the relevant government agencies and our kind Minister of the Interior, Alhaji Rauf Aregbesola, to help us address this problem.

    "The president of NIDCOM, Mrs. Abike Dabiri, has also tried for us," he said.

    Omo-Iduhon said the body had a leadership change in July 2021, after an election, adding that the new administration was poised to improve the welfare of Nigerians.

    “We have just held our elections in July this year, the first thing we have proposed as a team is to improve the well-being of Nigerians in Italy. This is of the utmost importance to us.

    “We are also in contact with the Nigerian embassy in Italy to do the right thing at the right time and, more importantly, our mandate to bring investors from Italy to Nigeria.

    "We need to grow Nigeria's economy, a mission that former President Obasanjo set us up to help in the development drive," he added.

    NIDOE is recognized as an official platform through which Nigerians in the diaspora, their community, organization and corporate entities can channel their development efforts towards Nigeria.

    The organization partners with the Nigerian community, professional organizations, and public and private companies in specific areas such as Foreign Direct Investment, professional networks, stakeholder advocacy, medical missions, educational support, and skills transfer to Nigeria.

    YAYA

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