Collaboration With Diaspora On Defence, Security Take Front Burner As CDS Meets NIDCOM Boss


The Chief Of Defence Staff General Lucky Irabor has expressed absolute commitment in tapping into the skills, competencies, knowledge and exposure of Nigerians in the Diaspora who specialize in the defence and security architecture.

General Irabor stated this when he received the Chairman/CEO Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, NIDCOM Hon Abike Dabiri-Erewa at the Defence Headquarters in Abuja.

On the proposed Diaspora Defence and Security Conference, the DCS said given the security situation in the country, it would be most appropriate to synergize and exploit the enormous resource base of Nigerians in the Diaspora for National Development.

The Chief of Defence Staff commended the NIDCOM Boss Hon Abike Dabiri-Erewa for engaging Nigerians in the Diaspora for meaningful contributions to National development.

He promised to also sustain the drive for gender equity in the Armed Forces as well as a well structured data mapping of Nigerian Military Personnel serving in different countries globally.

The Chairman/CEO NIDCOM Hon Abike Dabiri-Erewa expressed gratitude for the warmth and cordial reception accorded her and her team.

She also Congratulated the Chief of Defence Staff on his appointment.

The Chairman/CEO NIDCOM maintains that given the number of highly qualified Nigerians in the Defence and Security Sector in the Diaspora and are excelling, it becomes germane to bring them on board at the proposed DIASPORA DEFENCE AND SECURITY CONFERENCE.

The NIDCOM Boss also made a case for the enlistment of more women into the military for gender equity, and commended the CDS for coming up with a gender policy for women in the armed forces
The parley was well attended by top military brass and officials of Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, NIDCOM.

Gabriel Odu,
Media, Public Relations and Protocols Unit,
Nigerians in Diaspora

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