Buhari re-appoints Abike Dabiri-Erewa CEO of NIDCOM

PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari has re-appointed Abike Dabiri-Erewa as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM).

Buhari made the request in a letter that was delivered to Ahmed Lawan, the Senate President, and read during plenary on Tuesday, May 2. 

In the letter, Buhari stated that the nomination complies with section 2 sub-section 2 of the NIDCOM Establishment Act of 2017.

In a similar vein, Buhari asked the Senate in a different letter to confirm six candidates for the position of Federal Commissioners for Revenue Mobilisation Allocation and Fiscal Commission (RMAFC).

According to Buhari, the request complied with section 154, subsection 1, of the 1999 Constitution.

The nominees are intended to fill open positions in several states.

The nominees include Ayogu Eze (Enugu), Peter Opara (Imo), and Hawa Umaru Aliyu (Jigawa) are among the nominees.

Others include Kolawole, Abimbola Daniel, Rekiya Haruna from Kebbi, and Ismaila Mohammed Agaka from Kwara.



    NIDCOM, headed by Dabiri-Erewa, is involved in efforts to evacuate Nigerians trapped in Sudan following the violence between two rival forces that have torn the country apart.

    The ICIR reported that on Wednesday, April 26, the first batch of Nigerian students stranded in Egypt began the journey out of the Sudan capital by road, as efforts to airlift them directly out of the country were frustrated by the crisis.

    While some Nigerians were conveyed to the Egyptian border hoping to be airlifted to Abuja from Aswan, the students were refused entry into the country for four days.

    Although the Egyptian authorities eventually granted the evacuees access on Monday following interventions by Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari, other batches of students are being moved to safety through Port Sudan.

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