Mrs Subrinah Ego Dolischka, a beauty entrepreneur, is the new chairperson of NIDOE-Austria/Photo: Private

Nigerian Diaspora Austria gets first female Chairperson

The Austrian chapter of the Nigerians in Diaspora Organisation Europe (NIDOE) has elected Mrs Subrinah Ego Dolischka as its first female chairperson.

The NIDOE-Austria general election, conducted virtually on 27 March 2021, was well organised by the electoral committee under the chairmanship Engr Oluyemi Ogundele, a former chairman of the organisation.

The committee adopted the E-voting method due to the Covid-19 pandemic lockdown.

The new and the old: Mrs Subrinah Ego Dolischka and her immediate predecessor, Engr Smart Ifedayo Ogunbunmi

The chairmanship position was well contested with two prominent members of the chapter locking horns with each other. Dr Jacobs Edo, a one-time IT officer of NIDO Europe, and Mrs Subrinah Ego Dolischka, who was serving as the chapter’s events and social/welfare officer.

Coincidentally, Mrs Dolischka was the only female contestant on the list of members aspiring to serve the chapter in various capacities and she eventually won her election with wide margin.
Dr Jacobs Edo in his congratulating message promised to support the new chairperson to move the Austrian chapter and NIDOE forward.

Mrs Dolischka, a beauty entrepreneur, is the proprietor of Happy Hair Joy, a renowned black beauty salon in Vienna.

Engr Smart Ifedayo Ogunbunmi presenting a letter of appreciation to the outgoing deputy head of mission who has just been appointed Nigerian Ambassador to Sweden, His Excellency BB Hamman

Despite the covid-19 pandemic lockdown, it was business as usual at the chapter under the leadership of the outgoing chairman Engr Smart Ifedayo Ogunbunmi who in one of his final acts paid a courtesy visit to the Nigeria mission in Vienna to present a letter of appreciation to the outgoing deputy head of mission who has just been appointed Nigerian Ambassador to Sweden with concurrent accreditation to Denmark, Finland and Norway, His Excellency BB Hamman.

Engr. Oluyemi Ogundele, Vienna, Austria

More information about NIDOE Austria at

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.

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