The Nigerian Senate on Thursday confirmed the appointment of Abike Dabiri-Erewa as the Chairman/Chief Executive Officer of Nigerian citizens in Diaspora Commission.
Her confirmation was made after the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Diaspora and Non-Governmental Organisations, Rose Oko, presented the report of the committee.
In her presentation, the lawmaker said Ms Dabiri-Erewa possesses wide experience in the public sector and the necessary qualifications.
Presidency had sent the letter seeking confirmation of the appointment of the former House of Representatives member to the Senate since November 2018.
Currently the Senior Special Adviser to the President on Foreign Affairs, Diaspora.Ms Dabiri-Erewa represented Ikorodu Federal Constituency in Lagos from 2003 to 2015.
While she was at the House of Representatives, Ms Dabiri-Erewa chaired the House Committee on Diaspora Affairs. She also sponsored the bill seeking the establishment of the Nigerian Diaspora Commission.
Still eulogising the former broadcaster, Rose Oko said that the nominee possesses exposure, experience in politics and government policies. She, therefore, recommended the confirmation.
She explained that no member of the board of the commission has been appointed by the executive or sent to the Senate for confirmation.
The Senate, thereafter, resolved to confirm Ms Dabiri-Erewa after which the Senate President, Bukola Saraki congratulated her and wished her a successful tenure.