Nigerians in the Diaspora have a huge role to play in the socio-economic
growth and development of the country, the Gambia High Commissioner to
Nigerian, H.E Ambassador, Amadou Taal, has said.
Taal stated this during a courtesy call to the Chairman/CEO, Nigerians
in Diaspora Commission (NiDCOM), Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa, in Abuja.
He eulogised Nigerians saying that quite a number of them living in the Gambia are extremely hardworking and integrated themselves into the society.
The Gambian Envoy stressed how important it is to create a strong
communication link between Gambians and Nigerians living in the Diaspora for social and economic development.
He noted with delight that some Nigerians travel for educational
courses and business enterprises and are excelling in their respective
Taal, however, commended the NIDCOM Boss for working hard to bridge the gap between Nigeria and her diasporans saying, “you are not here to build walls but bridges”.
The Gambian High Commissioner expressed his desire to participate in the
upcoming Nigeria Diaspora Investment Summit (NDIS), as the opportunity
for investment is not only for Nigerians but Africans at large.
A statement signed by Abdur-Rahman Balogun, Head, Media and Public Relations Unit NIDCOM Abuja said Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa was happy to receive the Envoy thanked him for his support and cooperation with the Commission.
The NIDCOM boss said the denominator for both countries are the Human
Capital Development and expressed eagerness for continued working
relationship with the Gambia.
Dabiri-Erewa said that she is looking forward to working with Ambassador
Taal in building the Commission to achieve her core mandates.