Buhari sends message to 'Madam Diaspora'

Abike Dabiri

Abike Dabiri-Erewa, NiDCOM Chairman

President Muhammadu Buhari has celebrated with the Chairman/CEO of Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NiDCOM), Abike Dabiri-Erewa on her 60th birthday.

Dabiri-Erewa, popularly known as ‘Madam Diaspora’ will clock 60 years on October 11, 2022. Buhari joined family, friends, and associates to celebrate with the patriot, whose passion to serve keeps leading her to greater heights.

The president in a statement issued by his spokesman, Femi Adesina, affirmed that the renowned journalist, who was elected member of the House of Representatives in 2003, 2007, and 2011, continued to define exemplary leadership with every opportunity, following the trajectory of lifting up others, putting the spotlight on the vulnerable, and giving voice to the voiceless.

The President noted the dedication, diligence, and selflessness that brought Dabiri-Erewa to the limelight as a broadcaster on the NTA Newsline programme, using her trade to give the poor, sick, deprived, and homeless members of society a chance to live better lives by telling their stories to the world.

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Buhari believed Dabiri-Erewa’s sincerity of purpose, meticulous handling of sensitive issues, and capacity to share her vision and carry others along easily pedestal her for leadership positions, extolling her skillful handling of the Diaspora family and building a mutually beneficial relationship with the government and citizens at home.

As the Chairman of NiDCOM turns 60, the President salutes her courage in seeing beyond the ordinary and following up to ensure that ideas are turned into institutions so that generations can share in the capacity of government.

President Buhari prays for the well-being of the visionary leader, committed public servant, and that of her family.


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