The Chairman of the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), Abike Dabiri-Erewa, has said that the 6th Nigeria Diaspora Investment Summit (NDIS) will provide a platform for Nigerians in the diaspora to explore investment opportunities in Nigeria and contribute to the country’s national development.
The summit, which will take place from November 13th to 15th, 2023, at Yar’Adua Centre, Abuja, is themed “New Vistas, New Aspirations – The Diaspora and National Development.”
Dabiri-Erewa said that the summit will attract over 2,000 participants, including government officials, business leaders, and investors from Nigeria and around the world. She added that the summit will feature keynote speeches, panel discussions, and networking sessions that will focus on a range of topics, including investment opportunities in Nigeria, the role of the diaspora in national development, and ways to promote collaboration between the diaspora and the Nigerian government.
“The NDIS is a unique opportunity for Nigerians in the diaspora to come together and learn about the investment opportunities in their home country,” Dabiri-Erewa said. “It is also a chance for the diaspora to network with potential investors and business partners, and to share their ideas and expertise on how to promote Nigeria’s development.”
Dabiri-Erewa also highlighted the social impact of Nigerians in the diaspora, noting that they contributed the sum of N80 million to support the nation during the height of the Covid-19 pandemic. She added that the diaspora plays a significant role in the Nigerian economy through remittances, which totaled $20.9 billion in 2022.
“Nigerians in the diaspora are a valuable asset to their home country,” Dabiri-Erewa said. “They are not only contributing financially to the economy, but they are also making a significant social impact. The NDIS is a way to celebrate the contributions of the diaspora and to encourage them to continue to invest in Nigeria’s future.”