Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa, Chairman/CEO, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) has congratulated a Nigerian-Australian leader, Dr Pedus Eweama for the Community citizen of the year award bestowed on him in Australia.
In a congratulatory letter by the NIDCOM boss, she described the recognition of Dr Edeama as not only well deserved but timely.
According to her, to earn a prestigious recognition of “The Community Citizen of The Year” in a foreign land shows that Dr Edeama is a grassroot man ,working for the progress of humanity.
Dabiri-Erewa added that the pedigree of Dr Eweama as the man of the people contributing to the development of Australia is worthy of emulation by all.
She implored all Nigerians in the Diaspora to keep the flag flying and be good ambassadors of Nigeria through their character, conduct and attitude.
As part of the 2023 Australia Day celebrations across Australia, local governments recognize community heroes who have made significant contributions to the development of their local communities.
It was in keeping with the tradition that Dr. Pedus Eweama was announced as 2023 ” The Community Citizen of The Year” at the City of Swan in Western Australia .
Eweama, who was among 12 outstanding nominees, is a Nigerian-Australian medical practitioner and community leader who has made meaningful contributions to the Australian community within the multi-cultural leadership space.
He is the current Chairperson of Nigerian Association of Western Australia (NAWA) and the Chairperson of the Council of Nigerian Associations Presidents in Australia (CoNAPA), the peak leadership forum for all Nigerian national associations in Australia.
He was previously the Chairperson of Igbo Association of Western Australia and a recognized leader within the African Australian community.
In 2022, Dr. Eweama was out of 17 nominees and three finalists recognised as the “Outstanding Community Champion” during the West Australian African Community Award night of the Organization of African Communities in Western Australia (OACWA).
Head of Media, Public Relations and Protocols Unit.