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NIDO WW leadership visits NASS

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NIDO WW leadership, paid a courtesy visit to the NASS on Thursday, 26th January 2017. The delegation shared with NASS and relevant agencies the role of NIDO in development and nation building while defining the Diaspora inclusion road map. The intercontinental NIDO WW delegation met with the Senate President Dr. Bukola Sariki, Hon Speaker of the House of Reps Rt Hon Dogara, distinguished senator Rose Okoh (Chairman Senate Committee on Diaspora Affairs), and Hon Barrister Rita Orji (Chairman, House Committee on Diaspora Affairs). The delegation further met with Debt Management Office (DMO) as well as with National Identity Management Commission (NIMC). The delegation discussed Diaspora Bond, Diaspora Commission, Diaspora Policy, Diaspora Voting Right, Diaspora Database, the Visa Waver, defining NIDO-NASS partnership, Diaspora Village, and Diaspora Day. In all these discussions the delegation emphasized the imperatives of harvesting the benefits of Diaspora inclusion and the consequences of Diaspora exclusion. All four continental NIDO organisations were fully and ably represented in the delegation. The Senate President and the Speaker gave their assurances that all the items discussed are in the interest of national development and that they will deployment the full extent of their legislative authority to actualize the national development issues raised by the delegation without any undue delay.

Summary note by Dr. Camillus Konkwo (Social Welfare & Events Director),CEC/ NIDO Europe

Charles O’Tudor to Speak at NIDO Leadership Retreat in Germany

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Widely acclaimed brand management expert, public speaker and the principal consultant of Adstrat Brand Management Consortium, Charles O’Tudor, will be speaking at this year’s Nigerians In Diaspora Organisation (NIDO) conference tagged ‘Continental Europe Orientation and Leadership Retreat’ in Germany between February 17 and 18, 2017.

Based on his pedigree in brand intelligence and advocacy, O’Tudor will be speaking on the topic ‘NIDO Brand and External Relations’. Among other things, he is expected to speak on the roles of Nigerians in the diaspora in rebranding Nigeria, rekindling the fire of patriotism to the nation with an unflinching love and loyalty to same.

Other speakers include Mrs. Abike Dabiri-Erewa (Senior Special Adviser to the President on Diaspora and Foreign Affairs), Senator Rose Oko (Senate Committee on Foreign and Diaspora Affairs), Hon. Rita Orji (Chairperson House of Representatives Committee on Diaspora Affairs), Mr. Ekpo Nta (Chairman Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Offences Commission (ICPC), Mr. Alistair Soyode FCPA (Founder BEN TV, Commandant NIDMC, former Board Chairman 2009 – 2011), Dr. Hon. Collins Nweke (Councillor, Management Consultant, former NIDO Board Chairman 2011 – 2013), among others. In all, brand enthusiasts and most especially those who never had an encounter with Mr. O’Tudor are looking forward to learning more interesting facts about brand management and strategies.

Over the years, O’Tudor has carved a niche for himself by providing brand management for some of Nigeria’s biggest brands. He has handled accounts of brands spanning the construction, aviation, fashion, telecommunications, banking, furniture, entertainment, education, hospitality and pharmaceutical industries.

As regards brand advocacy, O’Tudor is the brain behind BrandsArise, a social emancipation initiative anchored on the philosophy that when individuals rise, their communities will rise and ultimately the nation will rise. It is about translating an unknown brand into a successful brand and it has been hosted in several locations in Nigeria. As a public speaker and commentator, he has graced several significant public functions where he gave historic lectures on branding.

O’Tudor is a member of Junior Chamber International Hall of All Time Fame of Exemplary Leaders and also recipients of several awards and honours locally and internationally.

NIDO Europe Media Summit 2016

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The immediate objective of the NIDOE 2016-2018 legislative period is a holistic re-strategizing and repositioning of NIDOE to make it a self-sufficient is meeting first the needs of its members, and project-driven and the ability in promoting national development especially in business, trade & investment opportunities and providing a professional resource pool from where the Diaspora and National developmental interests could be managed in a transparent but secure, respectful but fair manner, inducing growth in the areas of economic, social, academic, political, entertainment activities where our people seek to position themselves.

To achieve this, the Board will embark on a targeted and professional media relation to help in creating traction within non-active members, potential NIDOE members and the public within and outside Europe. The Media summit which will be one of the early deliverable and tangible call to action will explore ways on how the New and Social Media will be of maximum advantage in the task of image repositioning and grassroots support mobilization in addressing aims of objectives of NIDOE in addressing pressing national issues including knowledge transfer, youth’s empowerments, investment drive and Nigerian and European cultural exchange program.

At the end, we aim to use the summit to create a mutually, sustainable NIDOE-Media relationship and strategy for supporting NIDOE social economic development program 2016-2018. This will also include frame work for a “Media and Strategic team” that will be responsible for presenting NIDOE position in the Media on important national issues. Click Here to Download Brochure