By Lateef Ibrahim, Abuja
The Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) and the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) are jointly looking into issues relating to Nigerian students in the Diaspora who have completed their studies and willing to come back home for National Service.
The Chairman/CEO of NIDCOM, Hon Abike Dabiri-Erewa stated this when he paid a courtesy visit to the Director General of the National Youth Service Corps in Abuja.
Hon. Dabiri-Erewa noted that the second and third generations of Nigerian Youths in the Diaspora need to be properly and adequately sensitized on the importance of coming back home to contribute to the growth and development of their country.
The NIDCOM Chief Executive Officer further requested the establishment of a Diaspora-NYSC desk office for stronger and better collaboration between the two agencies.
Meanwhile, the Director General NYSC, Brigadier General Shuaibu Ibrahim has commended the Hon Dabiri-Erewa and her management team for working so hard since the establishment of the Commission barely seven months ago.
Brigadier General Ibrahim gave assurance that the NYSC will create Diaspora Desk Office as well as engage NIDCOM in robust sensitisation of Young Adult in the
Diaspora to come back home for National Service.
He also promised to liaise with the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission for entrepreneurship and Skills Acquisition Training for Corps Members upon completion of their service year.