The leadership of the Nigerians in Diaspora Organization Europe (NIDOE) has commenced its tour of Nigerian diplomatic missions across Europe. The Central Executive Council (CEC) of the body, led by Hon. Kenneth Gbandi, kicked off the tour on 17 January when it paid a courtesy call on Nigeria’s Ambassador to Germany, H.E. Yusuf Maitama Tuggar, in Berlin.
The Gbandi-led delegation included Kenneth Alaekwe (President, NIDO Germany), Engr. Sebastian Udeaja (BOT member, NIDO Germany), and Adeyemi Ademuyiwa (Financial Secretary, NIDOE).
Ambassador Tuggar, accompanied by Ambassador Mobolaji Sakirat Ogundero, the Deputy Head of Mission, and Alhaji Mohammed B.M. Anka, Minister Information and Culture, held a closed door meeting with the NIDO functionaries.
The leadership of NIDO Europe used the opportunity to present a brief report on the activities and achievements of the organization under the current Central Executive Council in its first year in office.
Gbandi also used the opportunity to bring up issues of interest to the Nigerian Diasporans in Europe, including collaboration with Nigerian missions on Foreign Direct Investment, Diaspora Housing Investment, Youth Empowerment, Migration, Diaspora registration, Diaspora Commission, Diaspora Voting Rights, Good Governance, security of lives and properties of all citizens of Nigeria and the welfare of all Nigerians in Europe, among others.
The next stop of the NIDOE tour is the Nigerian High Commission London, UK. Before the end of the first quarter of 2018, the organization is scheduled to have visited 9 European countries.
Nigerians in Diaspora Organisation Europe (NIDOE) is the continental umbrella Diaspora organisation with a chapter network in 18 countries and a Board of Trustees with headquarters at the Nigerian High Commission in London.
The mandate of NIDOE is to promote the welfare of the Nigerian Diaspora and pursue national development through advocacy, networking, partnerships, and bilateral cooperation. In doing so, NIDOE leverages its enormous numerical strength and offers an excellent platform through which Nigerians and their partners channel their activities to Nigeria.