The Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Malam Muhammad Musa Bello has promised to before the end of the present administration, earmark a sizeable land for Diaspora Medical City will be developed.
According to a statement by Gabriel Odu of NIDCOM’s media and public relations department the Minister stated this when he received the Management of Nigerians in Diaspora Commission NIDCOM, led by the Chairman/CEO, Hon Abike Dabiri-Erewa.
Odu reports the Minister as saying he “believes that to curb medical tourism such infrastructure seen in developed climes should be replicated in Nigeria hence his commitment to ensuring that Diaspora Medical City is achieved in earnest”.
He says the Minister also promised to create a conducive environment for massive Diaspora Investment in the Federal Capital Territory in sectors such as real estate, transportation, tourism and allied services, among others.
The Minister disclosed that a Diaspora Focal Point Officer has been appointed to interface with the commission from FCT following the Chairman/CEO, NIDCOM, Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa’s earlier request for the Minister’s intervention in the appointment of a Diaspora Focal Point Officer and the creation of Diaspora Desk Office in the FCT.
The Minister also accepted Dabiri-Erewa’s request that the Minister attends and host 2020 National Diaspora Day which coincides with Nigeria’s 60th Independence Anniversary and other Diaspora events in the year.
The Minister readily accepted and promised to participate in all events organised by Nigerians in Diaspora Commission holding in the FCT.
The discussion further dovetailed into various activities of the commission which include the National Diaspora Investment Summit, Plans for a Diaspora investment fund, the successful Nigeria-Saudi Investment Forum, Data Mapping of Nigerians in Diaspora and the Maiden National Diaspora Merit Award 2020,