Organisation nominates Nigeria as Diaspora Champion

Mnena Iyorkgh, Abuja

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The Organisation of African, Caribbean and Pacific States, (OACPS) has nominated Nigeria as “Diaspora Champion,” for pioneering efforts in Diaspora engagement in Africa

In a statement signed by the Media, Public Relations and Protocols Unit of the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), Mr Gabriel Odu disclosed that Nigeria will Co-chair the 10th OACPS Diaspora summit

“In an official communication to Abike Dabiri-Erewa, Chairman/CEO, the organisation, based in Brussels, which had paid an official visit to NIDCOM in Abuja early this year along with Nigeria’s Ambassador to Brussels, Amb Obinna Onowu, also said it is nominating NIDCOM as OACPS’ “Champion” for Diaspora for its pioneering efforts in Diaspora engagement in the continent”.

The Organisation of African, Caribbean and Pacific States, (OACPS) is scheduled to hold in Luanda, the Angolan capital from 6th to 10th December, 2022.

The Summit will among other issues focus on General Context of Diaspora, Policies and Strategies of Engagement drawing from the Caribbean, Pacific and African Experiences, Success Stories and Diaspora Centre of Excellence in Nigeria, among others.

Odu also added that Te’te Anto’nio, Minister of External Relations, Republic of Angola, will open the Summit while Heads of States of government of the Caribbean and the Pacific from over 70 countries will thereafter make a declaration on their commitments to their diaspora across the globe.

The OACPS summit will be Co-chaired by NIDCOM’s Chairman, Abike Dabiri-Erewa and Georges Rebelo Pinto Chikoti, Secretary General while the Heads of State of the OACPS will make a statement on engaging its diaspora on the 7th and 8th December 2022, rounding up on the inaugural conference on December 10, 2022.

 

PIAK

 

 

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