The Presidency and the Diaspora Affairs Committee of the House of Representatives have agreed to establish a Diaspora Centre in Abuja as one of the ways of attracting investments from resourceful Nigerians resident abroad.
The Diaspora Centre, both arms of government also agreed, would serve as a convergence unit for all ideas on how to harness the potentials of nationals living and working abroad.
Both arms of government agreed to set up a committee of lawmakers and executive functionaries to work together on establishing the centre before the end of the year.
Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Anyim Pius Anyim, announced the intention of government to work with lawmakers on the initiative, during a Strategy Call paid him by the Committee on Diaspora chaired by Abike Dabiri-Erewa.
“I want to use this opportunity of your visit to my office to ask your committee to collaborate with my office and set up a committee to establish a Diaspora Centre”, Anyim said.