FG organises diaspora summit to get more foreign investment

Mrs Abike Dabiri Eriwa2The just-concluded 2021 Diaspora Investment Summit (NDIS21) created opportunities for Nigerians and others to explore the business and sponsorship opportunities in Nigeria’s 36 states, says NiDCOM Chairman/CEO, Abike Dabiri-Erewa.

The NiDCOM chair stated that the objective of the two-day summit, which had 33 businesses in attendance, was to showcase entrepreneurial opportunities in Nigeria to attract diaspora investment.

Ms Dabiri-Erewa added that the summit demonstrated that targeting the diaspora was a more effective and sustainable strategy to attract investment to the emerging and diversified Nigerian economy.

With the theme ‘Partnership and Linkages for Post-COVID Economic Growth’, the summit created a platform that promoted and connected Nigerian businesses to Diaspora investors and partners.

She described the platform as an avenue by which to understand the strategic importance of the Diaspora chain as a prime source of foreign direct investment.

Ms Dabiri-Erewa further explained that the summit’s goal demonstrated that targeting the diaspora was a more effective and sustainable strategy to attract inward investment into the emerging diversified Nigerian economy.

The summit was organised by the federal government, the Nigerian Diaspora Summit Initiative, the Nigerian Investment Promotion Commission, and the Directorate of Technical Cooperation in Africa (DTCA).

(NAN)