NIDCOM to sign MOU on diaspora empowerment

Rahila Lassa, Abuja

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Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, NIDCOM, has reassured the 485 Nigerian Returnees from South Africa of fast tracking their reintegration and stabilization through the signing of an MOU with the Small and Medium Enterprises Development Agency of Nigeria, SMEDAN.

The NIDCOM Chairman, Abike Dabiri-Erewa disclosed this when she paid a courtesy visit to the Director General, SMEDAN, Dr. Dikko Umaru in Abuja.

Dabiri-Erewa noted that the Returnees needed to be re-assured that President Muhammadu Buhari has not and will not abandon them as he is committed to ensuring that they are fully engaged and reintegrated.

On his part, the SMEDAN,  Director General Dr Umaru restated his commitment to work out and subsequently sign an MOU as soon as practicable to factor in the Returnees from South Africa through skills acquisition programmes.

Dr Umaru commended the NIDCOM Chairman/CEO for her untiring efforts at passionately handling issues affecting Nigerians in Diaspora, urging her never to be discouraged assuring her of SMEDAN’s support at all times.