Chief Bimbo Roberts-Folayan, member of the newly inaugurated Ad-hoc committee on the establishment of Diaspora Investment Fund has reacted to his appointment and the wave of goodwill and congratulatory messages that greeted the news.
In a statement, he said “I have received loads of congratulatory messages, texts and even calls from many people in the past few days. The news is everywhere and many are happy for me in particular”
Chief Roberts-Folayan who is a 2 term Chairman of the umbrella association for Nigerian groups, associations and businesses in the UK, CANUK, said in his statement, that the experience of the last few days has shown that there are so many people out there who are truly looking forward to the participation of leaders in the Diaspora in Nigeria’s national affairs.
“There is so much confidence that we will add value”, he added.
Folayan who is also the Founder and Chairman of the UK based Nigerian Diaspora Direct Summit expressed his thanks to the Chairman and CEO of NIDCOM, Mrs Abike Dabiri Erewa for identifying him and the other people on the important committee for such important work. He said “This is a national assignment to help draft a framework for a Diaspora Trust Fund for Nigeria. Members of the committee are drawn from different countries and are great Nigerian assets and most of our operations will be carried out online”.
He concluded by saying – in his usual jocular manner “Unlike what many think (especially on social media), I am not relocating to live in Nigeria… yet. Hahahaha”.
I cannot think of anyone more deserving of such an assignment. Congratulations once again, Chief Bimbo.
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