The Islamic Development Bank, IDB, in collaboration with the International Organisation for Migration, IOM, is set to partner Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, NIDCOM, on Diaspora Humanitarian SUKUK , Diaspora Remittances as well as capacity development programs , training and research.
A statement by NIDCOM indicates that IDB’s Regional Head in Nigeria,Dr. Mamoud Kamara who led the delegation disclosed this in Abuja during a strategic meeting with the Chairman, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission Mrs. Abike Dabiri-Erewa.
Dr Kamara explained that the Diaspora Humanitarian SUKUK will help assuage the sufferings of Nigerians particularly those who have lost their means of livelihood and were struggling for any means of survival .
He said the initiative will involve a multilateral banking strategy involving the World Bank, African Development Bank among others.
National Project Officer, IOM, Ms Ukamaka Osigwe gave assurances that the Organization is working hand in gloves with IDB to ensure a successful take-off of the initiatives in Nigeria.
The Chairman Nigerians in Diaspora Commission Mrs. Abike Dabiri-Erewa said a Committee should be constituted within one week to fashion out modalities for the full implementation of the laudable initiatives as put forward by the IDB and IOM respectively.
The NIDCOM Boss also harped on mainstreaming Migrationim such a way that irregular migration can be made regular .