The International Organization for Migration (IOM) and Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) have reaffirmed their commitment to promoting the welfare of Nigerians in Diaspora.
The two organisations reiterated this after a meeting where they Brain stormed on diaspora Data Mapping and Registration, Skills and Knowledge Transfer as well as Draft National Diaspora Policy.
The Representative of the Chief of Mission, IOM, Elizabeth Poage, (National Project Officer, Labour, Migration and Diaspora) in a statement issued after the meeting said that the meeting was to give status and update on the Draft National Diaspora Policy and Action Plan and the establishment of the Standing Committee for effective coordination with relevant Stakeholders.
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa stated that the Draft National Diaspora Policy has been forwarded to the Federal Executive Council and is being studied, considered and would subsequently be adopted and approved.
The NIDCOM boss commended International Organisation for Migration for its immense support and for actively engaging the Nigerian government on issues of labour, migration and exploitation.