NIMC-Biosec-NIDCOM-NIDO finally flagged off the much-awaited Diaspora Enrolment in Europe. This took place in Austria, Italy and finally at the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Berlin, Germany to crown the first phase. Below is the full statement by Hon. Kenneth Gbandi, the Chair of NIDO Europe, popular referred to as the Chair of Chairs.
“I now humbly call on all Diaspora compatriots to close ranks and differences and make the Diaspora Enrollment a key Diaspora initiative and success story. History will never forgive us to do otherwise. Let us think beyond the immediate, let us think strategically. The mobilization and Enrollment of all Nigerians for the unique National Identification Number (NIN) have social, economic and policies relevancies and implications”
My sincere appreciation to H.E. Yusuf Tuggar, the Ambasador of Nigerian to the Federal Fepublic of Germany and the Embassy staff for the tremendous energy and support, not only for the realization of the Diaspora Enrollment flag off ceremony, but also for the continuing willingness, the courage and strength to engage all Nigerians in Germany for dialogue and better services. Germany is one of the first Embassies in Europe to indicate full support for Diaspora registration. H.E. Yusuf Tuggar was personally in London, UK in 2018 during the NIDOE „Development Conference“, where Diaspora Enrollment and initiatives for homeland development was the key focus.
Also Ambasador Tuggar, together with H.E. Amb. Joseph Ayalogu (Fr. Permanent Representative of Nigeria to the United Nations in Geneva and Ambassador to Switzerland); His Excellency (Gen) Godwin George Umo OON, GSS psc (+) fwc CMH FACOE, MSc., (Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Nigeria to the Holy See) ; H.E. Ambassador Abdul Bin Rimdap (Former Nigerian Ambassador to Austria & Germany and NIDOE Advisory Board Member) and Engr Aliyu Aziz (DG/CEO of NIMC) represented by Hadiza Ali Dagabana (General Manager, Legal Services/Board Secretary of NIMC) among others were special guests of honor at the conference and they all played very active and vital roles during the NIDOE Development conference 2018 in Lobdon, UK.
Emeka Emmanuel G. is the Chief International Editor, African Heritage Magazine