Dabiri-Erewa Hails Appointment Of Akinbiyi As First Nigerian Commissioner In Australia



Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa, Chairman/CEO, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) has congratulated Abiola Akinbiyi on her recent appointment as the first Nigerian Community Representative Commissioner of the Victorian Multicultural Commission in Australia.

Akinbiyi’s appointment was announced alongside other appointees by the Minister for Multicultural Affairs, Hon. Ros Spence, the Premier of Victoria, of the Australian Labour Party.

Each Commissioner is recognised for their skills and life experience championing cultural and religious diversity across Victoria.

In a congratulatory message, Dabiri-Erewa through Abdur-Rahman Balogun, Head Media and Public Relations Unit of NIDCOM noted that Akinbiyi’s appointment has proved her leadership prowess and passion towards women and youth empowerment.

She urged her not to relent in her service to humanity but remained focused and strive to achieve more in the service of mankind.

Akinbiyi, a community leader and advocate, an award winning entrepreneur and also a Woman and Youth mentor, holds a Bachelor degree in pure and applied mathematics from Ladoke Akintola University of Science & Technology, Ogbomoso, and also holds a B.Sc in Nursing.

She is also a graduate of African Leadership Development Program (Leadership Victoria) where she was nominated for Women in Leadership and Entrepreneur of the year 2018 by African Media Australia, winner of 2018 Business and Entrepreneurship (Afro Shine Award) also by African Media Australia.

Akinbiyi nee Sarumoh in Ibadan, Oyo State, has served in many developmental committees and associations, a mentor to many African youths with multiple successful outcome.

She has also been privileged to speak in different community events that helps to empower African youth and the newly arrived migrants in Australia.

A registered nurse, nurse educator, an IT professional and an entrepreneur with a passion for community development and cultural diversity who believes in positive Integrations and unity, irrespective of race, social status, ethnicity, religion or gender.

She is happily married to Dr. Akinsola Akinbiyi, a high profile consultant psychiatrist in Australia and the marriage is blessed with lovely children.

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