Ogun State Governor,Dapo Abiodun has approved the establishment of Diaspora Office in the State to effectively promote and harness the resources and capacity of Nigerians in the Diaspora.
The Commissioner for Special Duties & Intergovernmental Affairs, Barrister Femi Ogunbanwo announced this in a statement said the establishment of the office would improve and sustain strong socio-cultural and economic relations with the Diaspora for national development.
He noted that such office would also promote policy consistency and coherence through the establishment of strategies that promote collaboration and synergies among existing Diaspora strides.
Ogunbanwo pointed out that the Diaspora’s Office, which is majorly targeted at the State indigenes, would be domiciled in the Ministry of Special Duties and Inter Government Affairs and managed in partnership with the Ministry of Culture and Tourism.
Recently, the Federal Government established the Nigerian in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), to ensure that the Diaspora community played a vital role in economic development of the country through creation of businesses, promotion of trade, Foreign Direct Investment (FDI), transferring of skills and knowledge.