July 1, 2019
The Nigerians in Diaspora Organization (NIDO) Sierra Leone chapter would on July 6th play host to eminent personalities from government and the diplomatic community at the inauguration of their second and first elected executive.
The newly elected president of the organization,Abiodun Oyebola on Friday told pressmen that the ceremony would be held at the Bintumani Conference Centre, followed by business a dinner at the Radison Blu Mammy Yoko Hotel in Freetown.
He said NIDO was formed in 2001 with a vision to harness the tremendous skill, exposure, expertise and knowledge based of Nigerian residents outside of Nigeria and with a view to using that as a way of promoting multilateral and socio-economic development of Nigeria and host Nations across the world.
“The NIDO Commission was established by an Act of Nigerian Parliament and signed into law in July 2017 to serve as a hub for all diaspora coordination. In Sierra Leone, the erstwhile Nigeria National Union subsequently transitioned into NIDO Sierra Leone and its first executive officers were elected in April 2019,” he said.
He disclosed that they have aligned three point agenda in Sierra Leone to first construct a secretariat, state of the art health centre to augment the government’s health agenda and school to complement government in the education sector.
“The need to reposition and showcase the Nigerian brand as well as create opportunities for Nigerians and Nigerian entities in Sierra Leone cannot be overemphasized as it portends the ability to create avenues needed to tap into new and emerging economic growth opportunities, fair and beneficial corporate relations Nigerians and the good people of Sierra Leone,” he said.
He encouraged all Nigerian residents in Sierra Leone to attend the program.