Chairman, Nigerians in the Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa, has commended Avenue Impact, a UK- based consultancy firm, for transforming and empowering Nigerians in the Diaspora to enhance their skills and transition into Project professionals not only in the UK but also in the USA, Canada, Europe, and other parts of the world.
Speaking at a networking session with a group of Nigerian professionals in the UK, Dabiri-Erewa also commended them for their support to Nigerians at home to enhance their project management skills and for training and mentoring over 10,000 members of the global Diaspora community.
She further noted the commitment of their various mentees who have themselves turned to mentors and uplifting younger ones.
A press statement by NIDCOM Director of Media, Public Relations and Protocols Unit, Abdur-Rahman Balogun, Tuesday in Abuja, said at the event, which was also attended by the Mayor of Southwark, Mayor Micheal Situ, a number of those who had been trained by Avenue Impact, testified to the tremendous impact the skills acquired had transformed their lives and enhanced their job acquisition and performance.
He said the NIDCOM boss encouraged them to key into the commission’s programmes such as National Diaspora Day on July 25, Nigerians Diaspora Investment Summit (NDIS), Badagry Door of Return, Nigeria Diaspora Housing Scheme, amongst others.
He said the Managing Director, Avenue Impact, Mr Funsho Akinwunmi, said the event was aimed at uniting Nigerian Project and IT Professionals to foster networking and discussions on leveraging skills to add value to UK and Nigeria and support the current government’s initiatives.
Earlier, the Programme Director, Avenue Impact, Mr Tunji Ajidahun, in his welcome address stressed the commitment of the firm to continue to train Nigerians in the diaspora on skills needed for better placements wherever they find themselves.
On his part, the Managing Director of Dominion4Eever Management Limited, Pastor Smart Kemiki, gave a talk on how to invest wisely in the UK, while the CEO of Pelican Valley Estate,
Dr. Babatunde Adeyemo, spoke on investing in Real Estate in Nigeria.
The spokesperson said the event was rounded up with a thrilling performance by Nigerian Musician Paul Play Dairo.