Abike Dabiri
Abike Dabiri

NIDCOM Plans Skills Acquisition Programme for 485 Returnees from South Africa

Chairman/CEO, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission Hon Abike Dabiri-Erewa has given renewed hope again to the 485 Nigerian voluntary Returnees from South Africa to fast track their reintegration and stabilization through the signing of an MOU with the Small and Medium Enterprises Development Agency of Nigeria, SMEDAN.

The NIDCOM Chairman disclosed this when she paid a courtesy visit to the Director General/CEO of SMEDAN Dr Dikko Umaru in Abuja.

Mrs Abike Dabiri-Erewa added that the Returnees need to be reassured that President Muhammadu Buhari has not and will not abandon them but will ensure they are fully engaged and reintegrated.

The Director General of SMEDAN Dr Umaru, matching words with action quickly agreed to the working out and subsequent signing of an MOU as soon as practicable to factor in the Returnees from South through skills acquisition programmes.

The Director General SMEDAN, Dr Umaru also commended the NIDCOM Chairman/CEO for her untiring efforts at passionately handling issues affecting Nigerians in Diaspora, urging never to be discouraged but to remain undaunted.

Gabriel Odu
Media & Public Relations Unit, NIDCOM.