Abike Dabiri praises consultancy firm for empowering Nigerians in diaspora

Chairman of the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) Abike Dabiri-Erewa has applauded Avenue Impact, a UK-based consultancy firm, for transforming and empowering Nigerians in the diaspora to enhance their skills and transition into project professionals not only in the UK but also in the USA, Canada, Europe, and other parts of the world.

Speaking at a networking session with a group of Nigerian professionals in the UK, Mrs Dabiri-Erewa also commended them for their support to Nigerians at home to enhance their project management skills and for training and mentoring over 10,000 members of the global diaspora community.

She further noted the commitment of their various mentees who have themselves turned to mentors and uplifting younger ones.

At the event which was also attended by the Mayor of Southwark, Mayor Michael Situ, a number of those who were trained by Avenue Impact, testified to the tremendous impact the skills acquired had in their lives and enhanced their job acquisition and performance.

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The NIDCOM boss encouraged them to key into the commission’s programmes such as National Diaspora Day on July 25, Nigerians Diaspora Investment Summit (NDIS), Badagry Door of Return, Nigeria Diaspora Housing Scheme among others.

Managing director of Avenue Impact Funsho Akinwunmi said the event seeks to unite Nigerian project and IT professionals, foster networking and discussions on leveraging skills to add value to UK and Nigeria and support the current government’s initiatives.

Earlier, the firm’s programme director Tunji Ajidahun welcomed all and stressed its commitment to continue to train Nigerians in the diaspora on skills needed for better placements wherever they find themselves.

Managing director of Dominion4Eever Management Limited Pastor Smart Kemiki gave a talk on how to invest wisely in the UK while Babatunde Adeyemo, CEO of Pelican Valley Estate, spoke on investing in real estate in Nigeria.

The event ended with a thrilling performance by singer Paul Play Dairo.