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March 28, 2024

NiDCOM, ND-Group partner to strengthen Nigeria-Cameroon Diaspora relations

NiDCOM, ND-Group partner to strengthen Nigeria-Cameroon Diaspora relations

The Chairman/CEO of the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), Hon Abike Dabiri-Erewa, has expressed appreciation for the significant contribution of ND-Group, Cameroon, led by Mr. Ismaila Adegbola, in enhancing Nigeria’s reputation in neighbouring countries like Cameroon.

She acknowledges the esteemed recognition bestowed upon her as Mr. Ismail Adegbola, CEO/Publisher, Naija Diaspora, presents her with the Woman of the Year Award 2023. This prestigious accolade, initially bestowed during the 10th-anniversary celebration in Douala, Cameroon, was formally presented at the NiDCOM Headquarters in Abuja, Nigeria.

“I am deeply honoured to receive this esteemed award. It is a testament to the collective efforts of all those who tirelessly work towards enhancing Nigeria’s diaspora relations and fostering development across borders.”

The publication celebrated its 10th anniversary under the distinguished patronage of His Excellency, Sadi Rene Emmanuel, Cameroon Minister of Communication, with a two-day event that included the symposium and annual diaspora excellence award. This platform provided a unique opportunity for collective learning, networking, and gaining insights into government policies that relate to communities.

Dabiri-Erewa announced that the Commission looks forward to the new collaboration with Naija Diaspora Magazine further to advance the interests of Nigerians in the diaspora and strengthen ties between Nigeria and Cameroon.

“I am impressed by the five million Nigerians in Cameroon who contribute immensely to the socio-economic fabric of both nations. Their resilience, ingenuity, and unwavering commitment to success inspire us all to strive for greater unity and progress.”

“I am proud of you, Mr. Ismail, and proud of what you are doing also. We are also inviting you back to Abuja for Diaspora Summit coming up in October 2024. Definitely, the partnership must be now,” she said.

Mr Ismail Adegbola, a prominent figure in diaspora affairs and publishing and a Nigerian resident in Cameroon, highlights the importance of celebrating exemplary individuals like the Chairman/CEO, NiDCOM, who embodies leadership and dedication in her endeavours. 

He commended the Chairman NiDCOM’s proactive stance in amplifying the voices and concerns of Nigerians globally, stating, “Mama Diaspora’s proactive dedication ensures our Diasporas’ voices are heard on the global stage. We celebrate your integrity, passion, brilliance, and quality. You have been a wonderful woman to diaspora communities.”