The Gambia High Commissioner to Nigerian H.E Amb. Amadou Taal has said Nigerians in the Diaspora have a huge role to play in the socio-economic growth and development of the Country.
Taal stated this during a courtesy call to the Chairman/CEO, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NiDCOM) Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa in Abuja.
He eulogised Nigerians that quite a number of them living in the Gambia are extremely hardworking and integrated themselves into the society.
The Gambian Envoy stressed how important it is to create a strong communication link between Gambians and Nigerians living in the Diaspora for social and economic development.
He noted with delight that some Nigerians travel for educational courses and business enterprises and are excelling in their respective fields.
Taal, however, commended the NIDCOM Boss for working hard to bridge the gap between Nigeria and her diasporans “as you are
not here to build walls but bridges”.
The Gambian High Commissioner expressed his desire to participate in the upcoming Nigeria Diaspora Investment Summit (NDIS), as the opportunity for investment is not only for Nigerians but Africans at large.
Responding, Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa, who was pleased to receive the Envoy thanked him for his support and cooperation with the Commission.
The NiDCOM boss said the denominator for both countries are the Human Capital Development and expressed eagerness for continued working relationship with the Gambia.
Dabiri-Erewa said that she is looking forward to working with Ambassador Taal in building the Commission to achieve her core mandates.