Abike Dabiri Seeks Diaspora Commission Act Amendment, To Enable Fundraising for NiDCOM
The laws creating the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NiDCOM) has been called for to be amended by Abike Dabiri-Erewa, the commission’s head.
She made this statement on Tuesday in Abuja when she testified regarding the 2023 budget defense before the Senate Committee on Diaspora and Non-Governmental Organizations.
A change to the act, according to Ms. Abike Dabiri, who bemoaned the panel’s insufficient finances, would allow the commission to produce income.
She answered, “We can raise money.” Therefore, if the law is changed and we think creatively and creatively, it would help our operations.
As one of the “most poorly supported” agencies, she insisted that the commission needed better funding.
Because we are talking about developing human capital, she continued, “Our budget is growing smaller, but we are going to work harder to ensure that we continue to do what we had to do.”
Ms. Abike Dabiri commented on the Japa Syndrome by saying, “Whether we like it or not, it’s the trending news.
“Movement cannot be stopped, but by increasing awareness, we can contribute to prevent unlawful migration.
“Considering that the diaspora is currently a hot topic and that we cannot ignore them, we will continue to rely on the assistance of the parliament, especially when it comes to budgetary allocation.”
But she added that the commission was collaborating with some of the immigrants who had come home to act as ambassadors.
“We have folks who promised to never act in such a manner again. They turn into ambassadors to persuade others that it is not worthwhile,” she said.
In his remarks, Michael Nnachi, the chairman of the Senate Committee, pledged to examine the budget in order to conduct an updated evaluation.