In 2016 and 2017, Nigerians abroad sent home $19.7 billion and $22 billion respectively, which were higher than the $10.4 billion and $13.4 billion garnered from oil exports in the same period. This held Nigeria economy and the Nation from economy collapse.
Nigeria’s Diaspora Bond, a drive to raise funds through Nigerians abroad fetched a whopping $300 million through its first Diaspora Bond and was oversubscribed by 130 percent, given Nigeria the impetus to begin trading on the London Stock Exchange, making history as the first country in sub-Saharan Africa to achieve such a feat.
Nigerians in Diaspora initiated Diaspora Housing project, securing 2.3 billion US dollars Humanitarian Fund for a hyper market in the Housing industry for 660 Housing units that will generate 1000s of jobs but for political intrigues and greed was not a reality.
The Nigerians in Diaspora helped bring the Nigerian Diaspora Commission Bill to the finish line, passed on March 30, 2017, by 8th National Assembly after over 14 years in the wilderness at NASS thus making the Diaspora 37th state of the federal symbolically for homeland development.
Kenneth Chibuogwu Gbandi was President of Nigerians in Diaspora Organization (NIDOE) Germany from [2013-2016] and Chairman Central Executive Council & Board of Trustees, Nigerians in Diaspora Organisation in Continental Europe with oversight for over 23 countries from [2016-2020]. Do the arithmetic! Kenneth Gbandi was the face of the Diaspora from 2013-2020 in Germany & Europe respectively and he is coming with Global Leadership Experience and network to help fix Delta North that will be an El Dorado for all and not just for selected few. Suffer don tire us!