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NIDCOM boss Abike-Dabiri, six others get Buhari’s nod

President Muhammadu Buhari has reappointed Abike Dabiri-Erewa as the chairman of the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission.

Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, on Tuesday, read Buhari’s letter requesting the confirmation of Dabiri-Erewa’s reappointment.

Erewa was first appointed by the President in November 2018 and confirmed by the Senate in May 2019, as the Chairman/Chief Executive Officer of the Nigerian Diaspora Commission.

Having served for four years, the president has now approved that she retains the position for another four years.

Abike before her appointment into the position was the Senior Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Foreign Affairs and Diaspora.

Erewa, a seasoned politician was a three-term member of the Federal House of Representatives representing Ikorodu Constituency in Lagos State.

During her first term in the House of Representatives, she was the Chairperson of the House Committee on Diaspora Affairs. She also thereafter became the House Committee on Media & Publicity.

She was also a seasoned journalist and ace broadcaster.

In a similar letter, Buhari also requested the Senate to confirm the appointment of six federal commissioners of the Revenue Mobilisation Allocation and Fiscal Commission to fill the existing vacancies in the states.

The nominees are Ayogu Eze, Peter Okpara, Hauwa Aliyu, Rajiya Ayuba, Kolawole Adebola, and Ismailia Agaka.

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