Nigeria in Diaspora organisation (NIDO) has condemned the chairperson of the Diaspora commission, Abike Dabiri -Erewa, over what it described as her divisive conduct.
The organisation said these divisive tendencies is aimed at causing discord among it’s members.
NIDO’s spokesperson, Fidel Wilson claimed that Dabiri-Erewa’s inconsistent position on the true status of NIDO in the newly formed Diaspora commission remains a cause for concern.
The group was reacting to a recent Press statement signed by Abdur-Rahman Balogun Head, Media and Public Relations Unit NIDCOM following a town hall meeting with Nigerians in America.
Dabiri -Erewa said she was optimistic that President Muhammadu Buhari will constitute appropriately, but denounced the fallacy in some circles that the two representatives of the Diaspora in six continents will come from only one diaspora organisation.
NIDO maintained that the legislation was quite explicit on the workings of NIDO and other Nigerian organisations in the Diaspora.
The group noted; “Hence, Abike Dabiri-Erewa should desist from causing divisions within Diaspora organisation in other to favour her indiscretion.
“Abike Dabiri-Erewa’s act is invariably dangerous as she propagates misleading information whilst using the position of her office to stroke the amber of discord among Diaspora Organizations for her selfish interest at a time when Nigerians in Diaspora are increasingly uniting to fight a common enemy (Covid-19) that is devastating our people and our Nation.”
The group remarked that the inclusion of two representatives of NIDO from the relevant continents as enshrined in the ACT, does not in any way exclude the inclusion of other Diaspora organizations and well-meaning Nigerians in Diaspora.
The group stressed that NIDO is not for Nigerians in Nigeria and selected friends of Abike Dabiri-Erewa.
NIDO however expressed confidence in the judgment of President Muhammadu Buharo and other top advisers in Diaspora matters that they would take the right steps in due course.