The Chairman/CEO, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa, has applauded the gesture of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State by creating a full fledged Diaspora Office in the state to take care of the interests and welfare of the indigenes in the diaspora.
Dabiri-Erewa, who spoke in a congratulatory letter to Sanwo-Olu, spoke on the benefits of the creation of the office.
She said it will further engender closer relationships and fast track development in the state with its diaspora.
According to her, Lagos State has joined the league of states like Abia, which has a Diaspora Commission, Ondo and Anambra States have full Commissioners for Diaspora, while Edo and Cross River States are in the process of setting up their diaspora agencies.
Every state of the federation has a diaspora focal person.
The NIDCOM boss urged other states to give priority to diaspora affairs as every state has its indigenes abroad excelling in one way or the other, and willing to contribute to the state and national development.
She therefore congratulated Governor Sanwo-Olu and the State Diaspora Focal Person, Jermaine Sanwo-Olu, who will be the pioneer head of the Agency.