Senate confirms reappointment of Abike Dabiri-Erewa as NIDCOM boss


The Senate has officially confirmed the reappointment of Mrs. Abike Dabiri-Erewa as the Chairman and CEO of the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) for a second term.

This decision comes after President Muhammadu Buhari wrote to the Senate, requesting their confirmation of Dabiri-Erewa’s appointment.

President Buhari’s letter, addressed to the Senate on May 2, emphasised the need for Dabiri-Erewa’s reappointment and highlighted her remarkable contributions during her initial term as NIDCOM boss.

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Before assuming the role in November 2018, she was Senior Special Adviser to the President on Foreign Affairs and Diaspora.


Additionally, she served as a member representing Ikorodu Federal Constituency in Lagos in the House of Representatives from 2003 to 2015, where she chaired the House Committee on Diaspora Affairs.