Tinubu Approves Historical Gathering Of African Descendants

President Bola Tinubu has approved a historic gathering of African descendants in Abuja, Nigeria‘s capital.
The event, scheduled for October 2024, is expected to draw over 2,000 participants from across the globe.
The Homecoming Event, organized by the African Descendants in Diaspora Union (AfriDU) in partnership with the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NiDCOM), aims to strengthen ties between Nigeria and its diaspora community.

This initiative aligns with the government‘s efforts to harness the potential of Nigerians abroad for national development.

President of AfriDU, Professor Arch-bishop Chidiebere Anelechi Ogbu, announced the event during a courtesy visit to the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Senator George Akume.
The delegation, comprising Nigerians from South America, the USA, and Canada, expressed their readiness to invest in Nigeria, contingent upon being granted a sense of belonging and Nigerian citizenship.

Akume welcomed the initiative and praised the contributions of Nigerians in the diaspora to their host countries‘ economic and technological advancements.

He assured that NiDCOM would collaborate with AfriDU to develop a policy framework to reintegrate Africans of Nigerian descent into their ancestral land.

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