Just a quickie post: Last week, I went to London for a couple of days to attend two events centered around Nigerians in the Diaspora. On Day 1, I attended the APPGN's (All-Party Parliamentary Group on Nigeria) event, chaired by Labour MP & Junior Shadow Minister on Women & Equalities Kate Osamor. It was held at Parliament, with lots of Nigerians in the UK attending to find out how Nigerians in the UK can partner with the country to bring development. The guest of honor was Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa, the president's senior special sssistant on foreign relations and the Diaspora.
On Day 2, Hon. Abike was also the guest of honor at the Nigerian High Commission, where she, alongside the Acting High Commissioner and other high ranking officials took part in a town hall meeting, where about 100 Nigerians came to ask questions, make comments and give feedback on Diaspora relations with the current administration. She discussed a Diaspora policy, a Diaspora Commission, and a flexible job scheme for Nigerians living abroad who can come home for a few months to work or use their skills in some way, to benefit the country.
It was a super quick trip for me, and then it was back to my hectic Lagos once again.
Special thanks to Jermaine Sanwoolu of DiasporaPR.com for the professional pictures. A better roundup of everything will be in the next edition of Diaspora Quarterly Magazine next month! I'll be sure to share. :)