Senate Approves Reappointment Of Abike Dabiri As NIDCOM Boss
The Senate has officially confirmed Mrs. Abike Dabiri-Erewa’s reappointment as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) for a second term.
President Muhammadu Buhari requested the Senate’s confirmation of Dabiri-Erewa’s appointment in a letter to the Senate.
In a letter to the Senate dated 2 May, President Buhari emphasised the need for Dabiri-Erewa’s reappointment and highlighted her remarkable contributions during her first term as NIDCOM director.
Prior to November 2018, she served as the President’s Senior Special Adviser on Foreign Affairs and Diaspora.
She represented the Ikorodu Federal Constituency in Lagos from 2003 to 2015 in the House of Representatives, where she chaired the House Committee on Diaspora Affairs.
In addition, the Senate confirmed in plenary the appointments of Bernard Okumagba, Patrick Aisowieren, and Kurien Uchegbu to the Niger Delta Development Commission’s governing board.
Meanwhile, President Muhammadu Buhari has stated that his administration’s decisions were made with the country’s development in mind.
This was stated on Tuesday at the Abuja inauguration of a new Customs Headquarters constructed at a cost of N19.6 billion.
Such policies, according to Buhari, became legacies because they became the pride of the people and the nation.
Who is Abike Dabiri?
Abike Dabiri is a Nigerian politician and former journalist. She was born on 10 December 1962 in Jos, Plateau State, Nigeria. She worked as a journalist for over 20 years before venturing into politics. She is a member of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and currently serves as the Chairman/CEO of the Nigerian Diaspora Commission.
Abike Dabiri is known for her advocacy for the rights and welfare of Nigerian citizens in the diaspora. She has received several awards for her contributions to journalism and politics in Nigeria.