FG to create hotlines for Diaspora Nigerians-Dabiri-Erewa

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The Chairman of Nigerian Diaspora Commission, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, said the Federal government is taking proactive actions to tackle challenges facing Nigerians in the Diaspora

Dabiri-Erewa who was speaking with State House Correspondents after meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari, weekend, said government has created “ hotlines dedicated to addressing issues and responding to challenges facing Nigerians in the Diaspora

Nigerians have been facing several challenges outside the country ranging from Xenophobic attacks, economic blockades, as well as attacks on businesses of Nigerians, especially in South Africa, Ghana and recently, Togo.

Only recently, a Nigerian, identified as Jeffrey Ewohime, allegedly destroyed several cars belonging to the Nigeria High Commission in the UK, over his inability to access his renewed Passport, as at when he needed it

But Dabiri-Erewa, while making reference to the issue, condemned the action, even as she admitted that there was service failure in the High Commission

“ On the UK incident of the Nigerian who damaged some vehicles at the High Commission, we have made it clear that that incident is unacceptable.

“There is no reason why he should damage and be so violent. At the same time, we do admit that there are some challenges in some of our embassies while there have been large improvements in some of them”

She disclosed that she would be having a stakeholders meeting, particularly in the UK with the Nigerian community, the High Commission, as well as the immigration, to look at whatever the challenges are so that they can be resolved,

“ I know that there are some challenges that are resolvable. So, we will be engaging more with the diaspora. Subsequently, we are going to have hotlines for Nigerians in diaspora so that they can contact the commission and we can look into whatever … Read More...