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Thursday, 9 May 2019

SENATE CONFIRMS ABIKE DABIRI-EREWA CHAIRMAN, DIASPORA COMMISSION


The appointment of the Senior Special Adviser to the President on Foreign Affairs, Diaspora, Ms Dabiri-Erewa as Chairman, Diaspora Commission, has been confirmed by the Senate.

With the confirmation, Ms Dabiri-Erewa becomes the Chairman/Chief Executive Officer of the Diaspora Commission.

Her confirmation was made after the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Diaspora and Non-Governmental Organisations, Rose Oko, presented the report of the committee which affirmed that Ms Abike Dabiri-Erewa possesses wide experience in the public sector and the necessary qualifications.

Presidency had sent the  letter seeking confirmation of the appointment of the former House of Representatives member to the Senate since November 2018.

A former member of the House of Representatives, Ms Dabiri-Erewa chaired the House Committee on Diaspora Affairs. She also sponsored the bill seeking the establishment of the Nigerian Diaspora Commission.

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