It was business-like and fun atmosphere on Sunday, 27 May 2007 at the premises of the Embassy of Nigeria in Moscow, where a meeting of Nigerian Professionals and entrepreneurs in Russia was held to give a new impulse to the establishment of a Chapter of Nigerians In Diaspora Organization in Russia.
The occasion that started and ended with refreshments and various Nigerian music, was considerably well attended by invited Nigerian professionals residing in Moscow and other towns of Russia.
The meeting also saw in attendance the out-going Minister (Education & Consular) at the Embassy of Nigeria in Moscow, Mr. Abdulahi Zango.
After a long analysis of the past attempt at establishing a Chapter of the NIDOE in Russia and open discussions and exchange of ideas on the best way forward, the meeting finally resolved to take the bull by the horns. It was unanimously agreed that we in Russia need NIDO and therefore determined to partake, just like our other compatriots in other parts of the world, in the process of finding viable solutions to the socio-economic development of our home-country – Nigeria.
The meeting also resolved to participate in the forthcoming 2nd Diaspora Day/3rd Science & Technology Conference scheduled for 23-26 July, 2007 in Abuja.
Nigerians in Diaspora in Russia are therefore implored to indicate their interest to participate in these events by submitting their names and possible areas of professional and business interests.
A new Interim administrative committee to steer the affairs of the re-established NIDOE – Russia was constituted. The members of the Committee are:
The Interim Administrative Committee is tasked with the responsibility of:
1) liaison with other NIDO Chapters;
2) raising awareness of Nigerians residing in Russia about aims and objectives of NIDO;
3) carrying out intensive membership drive;
4) organizing a formal launching of the organization, and
5) compiling & coordinating a befitting participation of Nigerian professionals in Russia in the forthcoming Diaspora Day in Abuja.
We wish the new interim officers of the Nigerians In Diaspora Europe – Russian Chapter (NIDOE – Russian Chapter) success in their challenging tasks.