Nigeria declares July 25 National Diaspora Day

Adelani Adepegba

The Nigerian Government has set aside July 25 of every year as National Diaspora Day in recognition of the contributions of Nigerians in diaspora towards national development.

This was disclosed in Abuja, Nigeria by the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission. A government agency that oversees the welfare of Nigeria’s vast international diaspora.

The NIDCOM Media Coordinator, Abdul-rahman Balogun, in a statement, explained that the commission planned to host the 2019 National Diaspora Day celebrations in collaboration with the Nigerians in Diaspora Organisation, the Directorate of Technical Cooperation in Africa and the Nigerians in Diaspora Alumni Network.

According to the statement, the theme of the event is, ‘The Power of the Nigerian Diaspora for National Development.’

The co-chairman of the Local Organising Committee, Dr Sule Bassi, said that the event which would hold on July 25, would be graced by the Chairman of Nigeria Governors Forum, Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State, and Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Amb. Mustapha Suleiman.

The Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr Boss Mustapha, according to the statement, is expected to declare the conference open.

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