NIDCOM LAUNCHES DIASPORA DATA MAPPING PORTAL - Amb. Omaku Calls On NIgerians To Key In
May, 25 2022 at 4:57 pm
In an effort towards galvanizing a wholistic and realistic data of Nigerians in the Diaspora, the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NiDCOM) has launched its Data Mapping and Registry Portal. This was announced today by the Chairman/CEO of NIDCOM Hon. Abike dabiri-Erewa during a town hall meeting for West African countries in AbujaHon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa, said that the town hall meeting was aimed at creating awareness and develop a collaborative agenda for the development of a credible data base of Nigerians in the Diaspora.
According to her, it was necessary to set up a reliable and scalable data base of the Nigerian Diaspora to provide for engagement of the Nigerian Diaspora in the policies, project and programmes of the Nigerian government at all levels.
Also speaking during the town hall meeting, Nigeria High Commissioner to the Republic of Sierra Leone His Excellency, Amb. Henry John Omaku said that the launch of the data mapping platform is a historical moment for the Commission, the Nigerian Diaspora and the country. Omaku maintained that it is a thing of pride for the data mapping and urged every Nigerian in the Diaspora to partake in it and see it as one of the critical tools to encourage the Diaspora for national development which is in line with the vision, mission and mandate of NiDCOM.
He said the platform will bring potentials, encourage Diaspora to invest, identify the socio-demographic spread and economic profile of its Diaspora. He therefore encouraged Nigerians in the Diaspora to make optimum use of this great opportunity.
Earlier, NIDCOM Head of Technology, Transfer and Innovation (TTI) Department, Hon. Abdulrahman Terab, said the platform is specially designed to be user-friendly, with seamless questions, aimed at sorting, marking and analysing data used to make sense of the future.