By Okey Ndiribe
ABUJA— The Diaspora Affairs Committee of the House of Representatives and Federal Government, Thursday, agreed to set up a Diaspora Centre in the Federal Capital Territory as a means of attracting investments from Nigerians based abroad.
It was also agreed that such centres, when operational, should serve as a convergence points for all ideas on how to harness the potentials of nationals living and working abroad.
Secretary to the Government of the Federation, SGF, Sen. Anyim Pius Anyim, announced the intention of the Federal Government to work with the lawmakers on the initiative during a courtesy call on him by the Committee on Diaspora, chaired by Abike Dabiri-Erewa (ACN/Lagos).
Another agreement reached by both arms of government was that a committee of lawmakers and officials of the executive arm of government should work together to establish the centre before the end of the year.
He said: “I want to use this opportunity of your visit to my office to ask your Committee to collaborate with my office and set up a committee to establish a Diaspora Centre.”