Nigeria President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Abike Dabiri-Erewa as chairman and chief executive officer of the National Diaspora Commission.
Dabiri-Erewa, who is currently the Senior Special Adviser to the President on Foreign Affairs and Diaspora, was a member of the House of Representatives representing Ikorodu Federal Constituency in Lagos from 2003-2015.
Nigeria Senate president, Bukola Saraki, read the president’s letter seeking legislative approval for the appointment at the plenary on Tuesday.
While she was at the House of Representatives, Dabiri-Erewa chaired of the House Committee on Diaspora Affairs.
In 2015, she was appointed as the Senior Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Foreign Affairs and Diaspora.