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NIDCOM Hails Ukwuani’s Appointment in Kigali, Alaba’s Victory in UEFA

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Abike Dabiri

NIDCOM Hails Ukwuani’s Appointment in Kigali, Alaba’s Victory in UEFA

Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa, Chairman/CEO,  Nigerians In Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) has congratulated a-Rwadan based Nigerian, Obinna Ukwuani, on his new appointment as the Chief Digital Officer for the Bank of Kigali, Rwanda.

Ukwuani, a former Executive at PayStack, created NESA by makers, a Lagos based skill center that trained people on web development.

In a congratulatory message, Dabiri-Erewa said that Ukwuani has proved that hard work and dedication to duty always pays and not surprised at the height he has attained due to his resilient and doggedness.

The NIDCOM boss prayed for Ukwuani’s success on his new office and urged him to keep the flag flying and keep making the country proud.

Until his appointment in Rwanda, Ukwuani worked with a Nigerian Technology, Startup, PayStack and by this new appointment, he will be replacing Regis Rugemanshuro.

He has a Degree in Economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. In Jan 2018, Ukwuani partnered with the Bank of Kigali to

launch Makers Robotics Academy Rwanda, the first ever robotics Book camp in the Country.

The programme, facilitated by MIT Students offered a three-week course to about 40 Rwandan high school Students.


Abdur-Rahman Balogun
Head, Media and Public Relations Unit (NIDCOM) Abuja

UEFA: Dabiri-Erewa hails Alaba’s victory
Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa Chairman/CEO, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) has commended 28-year old Nigerian David Olutokunbo Alaba on his  outstanding victoryfor  winning the UEFA champions League final.
In a statement by Abdur-Rahman Balogun Head, Media and Public Relations Unit of NIDCOM said Dabiri-Erewa gave the felicitation in a congratulatory message to Alaba.

Alaba’s Bayern Munich (Germany) had one- nil over Paris St. Germaine (France) to emerge the winner for the sixth time and with a record of winning nine matches up to the finals.

“It is gratifying to note that as  the co-captain of the Austrian National team, you are indeed a role model and a true inspiration to all.

“You are indeed a worthy Ambassador of the Nigerian Nation and pride of Africa.

“I, on behalf of all Nigerians at home and in the Diaspora celebrate your amazing feat and success and we look forward to further interaction with you”, she said.

E-Signed .

Abdur-Rahman Balogun
Head, Media,Public Relations and Protocols (NIDCOM)Abuja

In what will be recorded in the Book of History, the FCT Administration has appointed its premier Diaspora Focal Point Officer (DFPO), Mrs. Sarah David Areo.

This was made known on Wednesday during a courtesy visit to the Office of the Chairman/CEO, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NiDCOM), Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa.

Receiving Mrs Areo, the elated Chairman expressed her optimism that more projects will be implemented and developed now that the Abuja-born Nigerians, living in the diaspora, have a State unit which they can identify with.

Dabiri-Erewa urged the newly appointed Diaspora focal point officer to relate with others from the states in order to exchange ideas for national development.

Earlier, the Secretary to the Commission, Dr. Sule Yakubu Bassi while congratulating the just appointed DFPO for the FCT, charged her to utilise every opportunity to familiarise with the Abuja indigenes living abroad and urge them to be good Ambassadors.

He also advised Areo to implore Abuja residents abroad to be responsible citizens, as well as, encourage them to give back, in whatever capacity, back home.

He stressed that in order to function properly in her office, she should have an Information Management System to create a database of every Abuja native living abroad, identify with them via virtual meetings and discuss areas which they could key into.

Responding, Areo thanked the Chairman of NiDCOM for her warm welcome and pledged to do her best in her capacity as the new Diaspora Focal Point Officer for Abuja.

Mrs. Sarah David Areo has a Nasarawa-Abuja parentage.

Before her appointment, she is the Deputy Director, Admin. & Finance, Social Development Secretariat, FCTA, as well as other Departments and Agencies in the FCTA.

With her appointment, NIDCOM, who inaugurated the officers in Abuja on Feb. 4, 2020,  now has 28 States Diaspora Focal Point Officers in the country.

E-Signed .
Abdur-Rahman Balogun
Head, Media and Public Relations Unit NIDCOM Abuja

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