NIDCOM, MDAs, embassies and others warned about fraudulent diaspora groups | Guardian Nigeria News

NIDCOM, MDAs, embassies and others warned about fraudulent diaspora groups | Headline News


The Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) has been infiltrating all government ministries, agencies, embassies and high commissions to pretend that they are the real deal, but with clearly sinister and political underbelly. warned to be wary of fraudulent discrete groups with motives of

NIDCOM spokesperson Abdulrahman Balogun issued this warning in a statement on Tuesday to a group called the Nigeria Diaspora Forum (NDF) which claims to have set up an office in Abuja for the welfare of Nigerians in the diaspora. Especially mentioned.

Balogun warned the public to be wary of the so-called Forum, which is an arm of the Labor Party (LP). The forum is not even registered with the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC), so it pretends to be a diaspora organization.

“We are reminded that all registered political parties, including the ruling party, APC, PDP, SDP, NNPP and even the LP, have diaspora branches and support groups outside the country, working to promote and defend the ideals of the party. I am aware of that,” he said.

“It is equally sinister that an entity not registered with the Corporate Affairs Commission fraudulently and brazenly announces the establishment of an office in Abuja to oversee the welfare of Nigerians in the diaspora.

“This is undoubtedly a fraudulent attempt to defraud unsuspecting citizens, ministries, agencies, embassies, high commissions, and even state and local governments.

“We hereby remind all government agencies at the federal and state levels, as well as the diplomatic community, to keep informed of the status of such groups at NIDCOM, as NIDCOM has a database of all registered discrete groups. We advise you to reconfirm.”

The NIDCOM spokesperson also used the opportunity to remind everyone that all 36 states in Nigeria have diaspora officers ready to respond to diaspora-related issues.

According to him, NIDCOM is the only commission mandated by an Act of Parliament to oversee the welfare of Nigerians in the diaspora in the past four years.

Mr. Balogun added that NIDCOM is up to the task and will continue to do so in collaboration with authentic Nigerian diaspora groups, associations and individuals.

Source: guardian.ng

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