Buhari appoints Abike Dabiri chairman of Nigeria Diaspora Commission

NIDCOM at one: So far, so good, By Abdur-Rahman Balogun
Buhari and Abike Dabiri-Erewa

Senior Special Assistant to the President on Foreign Affairs and the Diaspora, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, has been appointed the Chief Executive Officer and chairman of Nigeria Diaspora Commission.

The appointment was made public on Tuesday by the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, while reading a letter by President Muhammadu Buhari for its approval.

“In compliance with section 2 (1) of the Nigeria Diaspora Commission, I write to forward for confirmation of the Senate, the confirmation of Hon. Abike Dabiri as the Executive Chairman/CEO of Nigeria Diaspora Commission.

“Her curriculum vitae is attached herewith while I hope that this request will receive the usual expeditious consideration of the distinguished senate,” the president’s letter reads.

A former Chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on Media and Publicity, Dabiri-Erewa obtained her first degree in English Language from Obafemi Awolowo University, OAU, Ile-Ife, Osun State.

She got her Post-Graduate Diploma, PGD, in Mass Communication at the University of Lagos.

She had her Master’s degree in Mass Communication from the same university before she later studied at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University.

In the same vein, Buhari sought the approval of the Senate for Chidi Uzowa as director-general of Infrastructure Concession Regulatory Commission, ICRC.

The request reads:  “In accordance with section 21 (a) of the Infrastructure Concession Regulatory Commission (ICRC) act 2010, I hereby forward for confirmation by the Senate nomination of Engineer Chidi Uzowa as director-general of Infrastructure Concession Regulatory Commission.

“It is my hope that this request will receive the usual expeditious consideration of the distinguished Senate. Please accept, Mr Senate President, the assurances of my highest consideration.”