National Union Of Nigerian
Associations In Italy
|Posted on May 25, 2016 at 5:40 PM|
VISIT OF THE MINISTER OF STATE FOREIGN AFFAIRS TO ITALY
17 MAY 2016, ROME
MEETING WITH MINISTER: Hajia Khadiza Abba Bukar
Venue: Conference Hall Nigerian Embassy, Via Orazzio 14-18, Roma
Meeting began at about 2.30pm. Those present were staffs of the Embassy, representatives of NUNAI, NIDOE, Nigerian Community Roma/Lazio and other invited Elders.
It took off with welcome address by the Charge De Affair Her Excellency Mrs Meshioye, who ended by inviting NUNAI and NIDOE leaders to address the meeting respectively.
Vital requests made by both and others present were as follows:
A. Establishment of Consulate in Milan, B. Organize Nigerian Economic Conference in Italy. C. Repatriation of Pension for Nigerian Workers in Italy, D. More passport scanning machines for Italy, E. Skill acquisition project to train Nigerians in Italy, F. Diaspora voting during Nigerian elections, G. Immigration problems, H. Incentives for Diaspora projects,I. Recognition of Nigerian certificates and driving license in Italy, J. Reduction of consular charges etc.
The Minister in her address also responded positively to most of the above demands. She specifically pleaded to the Diaspora professionals to return home to improve the expertise so much needed for national development; even more useful at home than abroad. She went on and mentioned the priority areas of the present Nigerian Government under the able leadership of President Muhammad Buhari which are: Security improvement, Corruption reduction and the Economy as well as gave more highlights on these. She ended reiterating Government’s commitment to improving the lives of Nigerians home and abroad.
The second session of the day was a lunch at the Eagle House – residence of the Nigerian Ambassador to Italy in Rome. She later left for other diplomatic functions with the Italian Authorities.