Summit In Abuja
25 & 27th
Leadership and Stakeholders Summit was a three day
programmed event that marked the 10th anniversary of the Diaspora Day and a
Summit of the worldwide leadership, bringing together leaders and
representatives from NIDO Europe, America, Africa and Asia.
All the continental
Boards of Trustees and Chair persons and Stakeholders from different
countries of the world gathered in Abuja to celebrate this event.
Professor Haiwa Ibrahim, presenting a certificate of
Incooporation to the leadership of NIDO Worldwide in Abuja
On the 24th of July,
a courtesy visit was made to the Investment Promotion Commission. While
meeting with the Executive Secretary and the directors of the
one stop Investment council, both sides expressed
their overwhelming support to the course of the new
administration of President Muhammadu Buhariu, as well as the desire
to work closely in order to intensify effort in improving Nigeria's trade
relations with all the countries where Nigerian Diaspora Organisation
operate, and as well, encourage the flow of foreign investments from these
countries to Nigeria.
The NIPC and NIDO
Leadership agreed to work on an MOU that will bind
the new partnership.
Worldwide skpokeman, Dr. George Manuwike who also happend to be the Chairman
of NIDO Europe, expressed appreciation for the warm reception accorded to
the Organisation, while the Board member who lead NIDO America's team,
Professor Haiwa Ibrahim gave the detailed aim of the visit, expressing the
need for new level of coorperation and new ways to move the country forward.
In the same vain,
NIDO Russia was on the limelight, as the chairman of the chapter, Mr. Rex
Essenowo, on his presentation spoke of the need to increase corporations
between Nigeria and Russia, so as to tap the vast intellectual capacity,
technological and economic potentials of both Nigeria and Russia for the
benefits of citizens both in the Diaspora and at home.
He expressed his
dissatisfaction on the low level of Nigeria-Russian Trade relations and
request more action from the council and the Federal government of Nigeria,
so as to increase the government’s participation for the interest of
Nigerians both at home and in Russia.
On 25th of July, NIDO
Worldwide leadership/ stakeholders Summit took continued. The Summit was
successfully marked with sub events and concrete decisions were taken on
further activities of NIDO as a united body with projects presentation, and
later in the day, four working committees were constituted. Also on in
Summit a certificate of Incorporation was presented to the Chair persons of
the continental BOTs by Prof. Haiwa Ibrahim, marking a new stage of
development in the NIDO family.
It was also a happy
and welcomed news at the summit when representatives of NIPC announce that
the Commission has decided to create an office space for NIDO Worldwide at
the NIPC complex in Abuja.
A communiqué to
Summit was later published and on Monday the 27th, was marked by a joint
press conference in Abuja Top Ranks Hotels
NIPC Directors And Members of the NIDO Worldwide Leadership
Posted by SAMUEL.TANINOWO on July
Abuja, July 28, 2015 (NAN) A leading member of Nigerians in the
Diaspora Organisation (NIDO) has called for closer bilateral
relations between Nigeria and Russia, saying such a policy would be
immensely beneficial to the two countries.
Mr Rex Essenowo, Chairman, NIDO, Russia chapter, made the call on
Tuesday in Abuja during an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria
According to him Nigeria and Russia are strategic partners and
deserve to gain more from each their bilateral relations.
``A good bilateral relation between Nigeria and Russia will foster
technological advancement, tackle insecurity, create jobs and a
healthy economy in the two nations,’’ he said.
Essenowo said it was unfortunate the some Nigerians in the Diaspora
were passing through difficult times.
``My stay in Russia has been very eventful so far; however, some
Nigerians in different parts of the world have experienced different
challenges which are being handled by NIDO,’’ he said.
Essenowo also said there was the need for Nigeria to review some of
its foreign policies to boost the country’s status within the
international community. (NAN)