Sanwo-Olu Congratulates Abike Dabiri-Erewa At 60
Lagos State Governor Mr. Babajide Sanwoo-Olu has congratulated Chairman/CEO Nigerian Diaspora Commission Hon. Abike Dabiri–Erewa on her 60th birthday.
Governor Sanwo Olu stated that the ex-Nigeria Television Authority (NTA), celebrated broadcaster and three-term federal legislator, who turns 60 on Monday, Oct 10, is a respected legislator, lover and advocate of truth and a loud voice for the voiceless.
In a statement released by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Gboyega Akosile on Sunday, Governor Sanwo-Olu stated that the former Senior Special Assistant of President Muhammadu Buhari on foreign Affairs and Diaspora was a good ambassador for Lagos State and has used her position and experience to help Nigeria grow and develop in different areas.
He said: “On behalf of my family, the good people of Lagos State, leaders and members of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), I heartily congratulate the Chairman/CEO of Nigerian Diaspora Commission, Hon. Abike Dabiri–Erewa, on her Diamond Jubilee.
“Hon. Abike Dabiri–Erewa was a well-known broadcaster who, before entering politics in 2006, worked for the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA). He anchors the weekly NTA News line program and is particularly interested in poverty and social justice.
“As a lawmaker, representing Ikorodu Federal Constituency between 2003 and 2015, she contributed immensely to legislative business during her 12 years in the House of Representatives. She was the Chairman and then the Chairman of House Committee on Media and Publicity and then the Chairman of House Committee on Diaspora Affairs.
“She was never a ‘sleeping lawmaker’ as she sponsored significant bills that were passed by Parliament, among which were the Freedom of Information Bill, Nigerian Diaspora Commission Bill and a Bill to repeal the Nigerian Press Council Bill and replace it with the Nigerian Press and Journalism Council Bill.
“Hon. Abike Dabiri–Erewa was the Senior Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari in Foreign Affairs and Diaspora. He is now the Chairman/CEO Nigerians In Diaspora Commission. He has been the voice for Nigerians living in Diaspora, advocating and working for their interests in foreign countries.
“As you celebrate your 60th birthday, I pray that God will continue to preserve and grant you good health to enable you to render more service to humanity, Nigeria and our beloved state, Lagos.”