Dr Okoli, Project Director of DIBIDA in a handshake with Onyekachi Wambu, Executive Director, African Foundation for Development (AFFORD UK) while Dr Obasi, Ahmed Yero, Eunice Ocholi and Nsikak Mbride, Operations Manager DIBIDA look on

The Executive Director of the African Foundation for Development, (AFFORD UK) Mr Onyekachi Wambu visited the corporate office of Diaspora Business Investment Development Advisory (DIBIDA) in Abuja on the 29th of November 2018.

Mr Wambu was in Nigeria to attend the three-day Nigerian Diaspora Investment Summit from the 27th of November 2018 organised by the Office of the Senior Special Adviser to the President on Diaspora and Foreign Affairs Matters at the Banquet Hall of the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

With AFFORD currently funding DIBIDA in partnership with Abuja Graduate School, Mr Wambu took an interest in visiting and inspecting the facilities at the City Campus of Abuja Graduate School at Durumi before returning to the office at #1 Ikeja Street, off Oyo Street. Area 2, Abuja.

Mr Wambu then had a closed-door session with the Project Director, Dr. Enukora Joe Okoli and the Operations Manager, Nsikak Mbride, Dr Sebastian Obasi and Ahmed Yero, both Business and Investment Advisors with DIBIDA who were also in attendance.

Aside from the tour of facilities, it was also a moment for stock taking, assessment of the milestones covered since the inception of DIBIDA, feedback on areas of improvement and plans for the organisation’s sustainability.

Mr Wambu expressed his satisfaction with the progress so far made in establishing DIBIDA but emphasised that serious attention must be given to sustainability of the project. He advised that DIBIDA should seriously explore working collaboratively with Nigerians in diaspora to generate the much-needed revenue by offering sustainable services at home and abroad. He has since returned to London.

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