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Enugu Governor commended for mobilizing diasporans for foreign direct investment




The Particular Adviser to the Enugu State Governor on Diaspora Affairs, Barr (Mrs.) Olangwa Ezekwu, has recommended the Governor of the State, His Excellency, Rt. Hon. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, for his tireless efforts in direction of the mobilization of the indigenes of the state resident overseas in driving international direct investments to the state.


Barr Ezekwu, who mentioned this in opposition to the background of the 2021 World Diasporan Day Celebrations, highlighted the management position of Governor Ugwuanyi in nurturing an impactful relationship with Enugu State Diaspora group and attracting investments and different types of help to the individuals of the state.

“Past the well-known position as senders of remittances from all around the world, Diasporas have engaged in selling commerce and international direct funding, creating companies and spurring entrepreneurship by which new data and abilities are transferred to our Residents, and within the phrases of Kathleen Newland and Sonia Plaza, ‘an engaged diaspora might be an asset — or perhaps a counterweight to the emigration of expert and gifted migrants,” she mentioned.

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She additionally praised the efforts of the CEO, Nigerians in Diaspora Fee, Rt. Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa, for offering the management and platform for the engagement of Nigerians in Diaspora in direction of nationwide improvement and for the aim of using the human capital and materials assets of Nigerians in Diaspora in direction of the general socio-economic, cultural and political improvement of Nigeria.

She mentioned the Enugu State Authorities had over time, maintained an Open-Door-Coverage on Diaspora associated points and had via that, created a worthwhile synergy with the residents of the state dwelling and doing enterprise overseas.

Whereas itemizing a few of her achievements in workplace, Barr Ezekwu said that her workplace, consistent with the state governor’s 4 Level Agenda, had attracted tasks that has contributed to enhance the lives of the individuals of the state, particularly rural dwellers.

Mentioning a few of her achievements, she mentioned her company mobilized the Enugu Diaspora group to supply abilities acquisition and vocational coaching for the disabled individuals at Emene and Oji River Rehab Centre in addition to the inmates at Oji-River Leprosy Centre.

Others embody, donations to the Worldwide Committee of the Purple Cross and motherless infants houses, donation of ICT gear to the a centre on the Institute of Administration and Know-how (IMT), Enugu; donation of aid materials to displaced individuals in Ukpabi-Nimbo group, in Uzo Uwani Native Authorities Space of the state; donation of agricultural equipment, academic supplies nicely as medical intervention programmes in varied components of the state.

“I imagine we’ve got finished rather a lot since we got this chance to allow a handshake between the Enugu State Authorities and our brothers and sisters dwelling overseas.

“This workplace, in partnership with Soroptomist Worldwide, donated big Medical Gear price over N50, 000000.00 to Enugu State Authorities for enhanced healthcare supply. We now have carried out a complete medical mission in all 17 LGAs of the State.

“We now have made interventions within the lives and dwelling circumstances of widows within the state and we’ve got mobilized assets to rebuild college constructions.

“We now have finished fairly nicely and that’s the reason we can not overstate the significance of a seamless relationship with our diaspora communities internationally, as a result of I do know that with stronger relationships, we can obtain extra for our individuals,” she said.

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