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Dabiri-Erewa hails appointment of Prof. Olaoluwa as first DG, Diaspora Centre of Excellence

Abuja, March 25, 2024
Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa, Chairman/CEO, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) has congratulated Prof. Senayon Olaoluwa on his appointment as the first Director General of the newly created Diaspora Centre of Excellence, the first of such in Africa.
The TETFUND funded centre is an initiative of the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, in collaboration with the University of Ibadan.
In the congratulatory letter personally signed by her, the NIDCOM boss commended the efforts of the renowned Professor of Diaspora, adding that she believes in the competence and capability of Prof. Olaoluwa in driving the goals and aspirations of the Centre to its fullest maximisation and to the benefits of mankind.
She implored Prof. Olaoluwa to urgently bring to bear the gains of citing such centre in University of Ibadan, being the premier University
in Nigeria in the areas of research and scholarship.
Olaoluwa’s appointment took effect from March 1, 2024 and is for three years.
The Professor of Diaspora Studies was  the founding Coordinator of the Diaspora and Trans-national Studies programme at the Institute of
African Studies, University of Ibadan where he was the former Director.
Olaoluwa has worked assiduously to develop the graduate programme to an enviable level through the encouragement of cutting edge research by faculty and students.
The construction of the Centre would commence soon with the release of One billion naira to the University by TETFUND.

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