Forceful ejection:NPA extends gesture to NIDCOM

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The Managing Director, Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Ms Hadiza Bala Usman, on Wednesday donated some office equipment such as computers and other accessories to Mrs Abike Dabiri–Erewa, Chairman/CEO of Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) as part of NPA’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programme.

Alhaji Abdur-Rahman Balogun,
Head, Media and Public Relations Unit NIDCOM, Abuja disclosed this in a statement he sent to Duaglobalnews, an online publication in Lokoja on Wednesday.

Balogun said Usman was represented at the occasion by Mr Edward Dauda Kabir, General Manager, Monitoring and Compliance of NPA Abuja Liaison office.

According to NPA boss, the gesture is to improve NIDCOM working capacity toward meeting its mandate.

Usman said being a responsible corporate organization, NPA was mindful of the need of sister agency and Commission.

Receiving the items, the elated NIDCOM boss, Dabiri-Erewa said that with the donation, NPA had made her day.

“I have to thank my dear Sister, Hadiza Bala Usman for her thoughtfulness and kindness toward a sister MDA in need. I am short of words. You have really made my day’’

“This is very good news in the midst of a depressing week. I want to say a big thank you for your hands of fellowship. This goes to show that women do help themselves,” she said.

The NIDCOM boss expressed her appreciation to NPA under Ms Hadiza Bala Usman, the First lady of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Hajia Aisha Buhari and the Minister of Finance, Hajia Zainab Ahmed for their hands of fellowship at the critical moment of the Commission.

Items donated were 20 Desktop Computers, 10 Laptops and 2 giant Sharp Photocopying Machines.

In the same vein, the Nigerian Youth in the Diaspora, through Dr Dauda Abdullahi of Nigerians in Diaspora Organization (NIDO), also donated to the commission 100 pieces of hand sanitizers wherein the Chairman of NIDCOM praised the Nigerian Youths in Diaspora for “this giant stride.”

Balogun recalled that all the office equipment of NIDCOM were trapped in the office allocated to it at the NCC Annex on February 11, 2020.

According to him, the forceful ejection order is “from the agents of the Minister of Communication and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Ali Pantami in Abuja.”

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