By Maureen Okon, Abuja.
The Chairman of Nigerians in Diaspora Commission’s (NiDCOM), Mrs Abike Dabiri-Erewa, has commended Gov. Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State for approving 250 hectares of land in Irele for Diaspora livestock farming.
Dabiri-Erewa, in a statement issued by Abdur-Rahman Balogun,
Head of Media, Public Relations and Protocols Unit NiDCOM, described Fayemi’s decision as a right step in the right direction
According to her, the governor’s gesture should be emulated as an incentive to encourage Nigerians in the Diaspora to come and invest to their homeland.
Dabiri-Erewa said that Nigerians living abroad were making Nigeria proud in all their endeavours and were actively involved in investing back home through projects such as the livestock production.
The NiDCOM chairman, who referred to Fayemi as a “diaspora-friendly governor”, urged other governors to provide incentives geared towards encouraging Nigerians abroad to come and invest in the country.
Dabiri-Erewa equally implored other Nigerians living overseas to emulate the Ekiti indigenes in the Diaspora by identifying developmental projects back home, while the state governments should provide them with an enabling environment to thrive.
The first phase of the project will be a cattle ranch.
Also, a Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) for the project in the state, known as Ekiti Kete Livestock Development Company Limited, has been established and registered.
The initial funding over three years in the first phase of the project is expected to be N1 billion.