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BREAKING: Senate Confirms Abike Dabiri-Erewa’s Reappointment As #NIDCOM Boss



BREAKING: Senate Confirms Abike Dabiri-Erewa‘s Reappointment As #NIDCOM Boss—The Nigerian Senate has confirmed the reappointment of Dr Abike Dabiri-Erewa as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NDICOM).

Dabiri-Erewa’s confirmation was a sequel to the presentation, consideration and adoption of the report of the Committee on Diaspora and Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) by the Chairman, Senator Nnachi Michael.

Presenting the report at the plenary on Tuesday, Michael said Dabiri-Erewa possessed the technical and academic qualifications to function optimally and effectively in the position.

He said there was no petition against her ahead of her reappointment as the NIDCOM Chairman and CEO on a second term.

Michael further stated that the nominee sponsored the Bill for the establishment of NiDCOM when she was a member of the House of Representatives.

He also wasted no time at all in commending President Muhammadu Buhari for Dabiri-Erewa’s re-appointment due to her steering performance in her first term of office.

President Buhari’s spokesperson, Bashir Ahmad also took to his Twitter handle to congratulate Dabiri-Erewa following her re-appointment.

“The Senate has confirmed the nomination of Mrs. @Abike Dabiri-Erewa for reappointment as the Chairman and CEO of Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) for a second term. Congratulations once again ma’am!,” Ahmad tweeted.

Recall that Buhari in a letter addressed to the Senate on May 2 had requested that the Upper Chamber confirm her Dabiri-Erewa’s reappointment.

Prior to her initial appointment in November 2018 as the NIDCOM boss, she was a former Senior Special Adviser to the President on Foreign Affairs and Diaspora.