The Federal Government has declared July 25 of every year as national diaspora day, specifically to recognize and appraise Nigerians in the Diaspora on their contributions to national development.
This was contained in a statement by the Permanent Secretary, Political and Economic Affairs Office, Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr Gabriel Aduda on Tuesday in Abuja.
The NIDCOM Media Coordinator, Abdul-rahman Balogun, in a statement, explained that the commission planned to host the 2019 National Diaspora Day celebrations in collaboration with the Nigerians in Diaspora Organisation, the Directorate of Technical Cooperation in Africa and the Nigerians in Diaspora Alumni Network.
The co-chairman of the Local Organising Committee, Dr Sule Bassi, said that the event which would hold on July 25, would be graced by the Chairman of Nigeria Governors Forum, Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State, and Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Amb. Mustapha Suleiman.
The Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr Boss Mustapha, according to the statement, is expected to declare the conference open.