Dabiri-Erewa hails appointment of Olaoluwa as DG, Diaspora Centre of Excellence

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Abuja, March 25, 2024 – Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa, Chairman/CEO, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), has congratulated Prof. Senayon Olaoluwa as the first Director General of the newly created Diaspora Centre of Excellence, the first in Africa. 

The TETFUND funded centre is an initiative of the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission in collaboration with the University of Ibadan.

In the congratulatory letter personally signed by her, the NIDCOM boss commended the efforts of the renowned Professor of Diaspora, adding that she believes in the competence and capability of Olaoluwa in driving the goals and aspiration of the Centre to its fullest and to the benefits of mankind. 

She implored Olaoluwa to urgently bring to bear the gains of locating such centre in University of Ibadan, being the premier University in Nigeria in the areas of research and scholarship. 

Olaoluwa’s appointment took effect from March 1, 2024 and it is for three years.

The Professor of Diaspora studies was the founding Coordinator of the Diaspora and Trans-national Studies programme at the Institute of African Studies, University of Ibadan, where he was the former Director. 

Olaoluwa has worked assiduously to develop the graduate programme into an enviable level through the encouragement of cutting-edge researches by faculty and students.

The construction of the centre would commence soon with the release of One billion naira to the University by TETFUND.  (GBN)

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