The Government of Nigeria is currently focusing on creating an enabling environment for the Nigerian diaspora to contribute to national development on the understanding that the diaspora can only make meaningful contributions to national development when the favourable conditions are put in place. On 30 June 2017, Nigerian Government signed the Nigerian Citizens in Diaspora Commission Establishment Bill 2017. The Commission has the responsibility to coordinate and organise Nigerians in and from the diaspora to contribute human capital and material resources, including their expertise, for the development of Nigeria and its constituent states while working closely with all the organs of government in Nigeria. This is part of Nigeria’s commitment to efficiently engage the diaspora and migrants for national growth and sustainable development toward achieving the 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development and the African Union 2063 development Agenda.
It is also pertinent to mention that the Nigeria in Diaspora Organisation (NIDO), a true Pan-Nigeria Diaspora Organisation, non-governmental and non-political formed in 2000-2001 has continued to harness the tremendous skills, expertise, and knowledgebase of Nigerians residing outside Nigeria to promote Socio-economic and infrastructural development in Nigeria.