Mrs Abike Dabiri-Erewa, Chairman/CEO of Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NiDCOM), Mr Boss Mustapha, Secretary to the Government of the Federation (middle), and Gov. Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa State (l) at the 2021 Diaspora Investment Summit (NDIS21) which ended on Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2021 in Abuja.
By Maureen Okon
Abuja, Nov. 18, 2021
The just concluded 2021 Diaspora Investment Summit (NDIS21) created the opportunities for participants to explore the business and sponsorship opportunities in Nigeria’s 36 states, according to NiDCOM Chairman/CEO, Mrs. Abike Dabiri-Erewa.
The NiDCOM chair told NAN that the objective of the two-day summit which had 33 businesses in attendance, achieved the objective for which it was organised – to showcase entrepreneural opportunities in Nigeria to attract Diaspora Investment.
Dabiri- Ereswa added that the summit demonstrated that targeting the Diaspora was a more effective and sustainable strategy that could attract inward investment to the emerging and diversified Nigerian economy.
According to her, the summit, with the theme: “Partnership and Linkages for Post-COVID Economic Growth”, created a platform that promoted and connected Nigerian businesses to Diaspora investors and partners.
She described the platform as an avenue by which to understand the strategic importance of the Diaspora chain as a prime source of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI).
Dabiri-Erewa explained that the summit’s goal demonstrated that targeting the Diaspora was a more effective and sustainable strategy to attract inward investment into the emerging diversified Nigerian economy.
The Nov. 16 to Nov. 17 summit, organised collaboratively by the Federal Government, Nigerian Diaspora Summit Initiative, Nigerian Investment Promotion Commission, and the Directorate of Technical Cooperation in Africa (DTCA), had as its theme:”Partnership and Linkages for Post-COVID Economic Growth” and had 14 sponsors.