NIDCOM ready to provide therapy to Nigerian returnees, says Abike Dabiri-Erewa


The Chairman of the Commission for Nigerians in Diaspora, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, expressed the willingness of the Commission to provide therapy to Nigerians who have returned from Ukraine.

This was contained in a statement signed by NIDCOM’s Head of Media, Public Relations and Protocol, Gabriel Odu, on Saturday following the visit of the World Association of Occupational Safety and Health Professionals , the American Society of Safety Professionals, Nigerian Chapter, to NIDCOM. House, in Abuja.

Dabiri-Erewa has volunteered to provide post-traumatic stress sessions, through his Department of Behavioral and Mental Health, to young Nigerian students recently evacuated from Ukraine via neighboring countries due to war.

The statement reads: “Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa, Chief Executive Officer of the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, highlighted the need for trauma therapy for Nigerian-Ukrainian evacuees.

“She said this when the American Society of Safety Professionals visited the leadership of the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission in Abuja on Friday.

“The boss of NIDCOM said she would be happy to work with ASSP management to help advise young students.

“Dabiri-Erewa added that she will connect the organization with other Diaspora bodies around the world and encourage everyone to join hands on security and standards issues.

“She therefore urged the professional body to remain an uplifting agent of change, promoting Nigeria’s global image.”

Earlier, ASSP Nigerian Chapter President Shehu Kabir said the organization is willing to volunteer to reintegrate Nigerian returnees as they also have a behavioral and mental health department.

He said that the good works of the Commission had prompted them to visit and seek a strong relationship with both organizations for greater opportunities.

“He said the organization brings value to NIDCOM in terms of resources, pointing out that Nigerian resources in the Diaspora can be withdrawn, especially in independent investigations and ending accidents in Nigeria.

“Kabir noted that it has become necessary to partner with NIDCOM in order to spread and showcase the passion of the ASSP, which Nigerians in the Diaspora can freely network and engage with the organization.”

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