The Chairman of the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NiDCOM), Abike Dabiri-Erewa has said that Nigeria will host Africans residing in foreign countries in order to effectively utilise the human and economic resources for continental and national development.
Dabiri-Erewa, at a joint world press conference tagged ‘Building Stronger Connections between Africa and the Global Diaspora’, on Wednesday, said the 2nd Global African Diaspora symposium is scheduled to hold on April 27 and 28, 2023, in Abuja
She also said the Symposium is planned to address and offer workable solutions to Africa’s most pressing issues and it would offer tangible policies as well as essential collaborations between main Diaspora leaders in business and the professions with leaders on the African continent to achieve successful results.
She said, “The United Nations 2022 statistics on Africa puts the continent’s population at 1,408,261,290 in the third quarter of the year. This is about 16.7 per cent of the world’s population, making it the second largest continent of the world.