In preparation of the 4th Edition of the Nigerian Diaspora Investment Summit (NDIS), the Chairman/CEO, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NiDCOM), Hon Abike Dabiri-Erewa has addressed the media ahead of the Annual event in Abuja.
According to a statement made available to News Dot Africa by Mr Gabreil Odu of the NiDCOM Protocol and Public Relations Unit, Hon Abike Dabiri-Erewa who described the Nigerian Diaspora as an established economic factor and becoming an investment factor imperative, added that this year’s event is being organised following the government’s current emphasis on providing unprecedented support for the small business sector, agriculture, and massive infrastructure development.
According to her, this year’s theme is ” *Diaspora Partnership and Linkages for Post-COVID Economic Growth”, which is scheduled to hold on the 16th and 17th of November, 2021, with Vice President , Prof Yemi Osinbajo , declaring the hybrid conference open.
Areas of focus include Agribusiness, Education, HealthCare, Creative, Entertainment & Sport, Infrastructure & Real Estate, Manufacturing, Telecommunications, ICT & FinTech and Oil & Gas.
Also, Dr. Badewa T. Adejugbe-Williams, the Summit Coordinator, called on both private sectors and small medium enterprises to seize the opportunity, as the experience gained will help boost business growth, innovation and networks.
According to the Summit Coordinator, “NDIS is a private sector initiative backed and enabled by government through the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NiDCOM). The primary aim of this initiative is to demonstrate that at a time when competition for Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) is at its fiercest, targeting Nigerians in Diaspora for inward investment is probably the best strategy, particularly in the light of a heightened risk profile for the country”,
This year’s event will also host a Diaspora Housing Fair , where Nigerians in Diaspora will be availed of various opportunities to own their homes in Nigeria seamlessly.