NIDCOM commends NIDO-Russia for facilitating Diaspora Investments
By Rahila Lassa, Abuja
Nigerians in Disapora Organisation, NIDO, Russia chapter has been commended for facilitating investments opportunities back to the country.
The Chairman, Nigerians in Disapora Commission, NIDCOM Abike Dabiri-Erewa, gave the commendation when she received the delegation from the ‘Fact Finding Trade Mission’ from Russian Federation, in Abuja, Nigeria.
Led by Nigeria’s Ambassador to Russia, Abdullahi Shehu, Dabiri-Erewa stated that the visit was coming shortly after the Nigeria Diaspora Investment Summit (NDIS) which has as its vision as “A Nigerian economy promoted by Diaspora investors and partners”
Dabiri-Erewa implored other NIDO chapters across the globe to follow the steps of NIDO Russia in leading more investments to Nigeria while staying united wherever they are.
The NiDCOM boss assured the mission that they will leave with numerous opportunities especially with the support of the Ambassador now that 34 states have Diaspora Focal Persons.
The Nigerian Ambassador to Russia, Amb. Abdullahi Shehu, who led the delegation, commended the Chairman for her hard work and resilience in championing the Nigeria Diaspora course.
According to him, “Russia did not colonise any country in Africa. Therefore, there is a gap in understanding the business opportunities in Nigeria which can be useful to the Russian Enterprise.”
Shehu said one of the reasons why the mission came down to Nigeria was to understand the risks in investment and how to manage it.
He also expressed satisfaction with the commitment of NIDO Russia to national development.
Channelling skills and knowledge into investments
For his part, Chairman, NIDO Russia, Uwem-Edimo Sampson, said he organised the mission, comprising of 19 companies to sign an agreement together to invest in Nigeria.
He reiterated the need for Nigeria to strategise and create means to channel the skills and knowledge of the Diaspora into investments.
Responding, CEO Metalwork, Ivan Klevtsov who spoke on behalf of the Mission said the mission was here to search for demand on Nigerian market, make a strategy and present the market to all their partners.